9/20/04 9:00 AM EST
Campaigns Agree To Hold Series Of Three Debates
The Bush and Kerry camps have reached a tentative agreement to hold three presidential debates in coming weeks. NPR reports this morning the deal "calls for the presidential debates to be spread over a two week period, beginning Sept. 30. Details of the debates are being negotiated by former Secretary of State James Baker for Bush and attorney Vernon Jordan for Kerry." CBS News Radio says the first debate will be "Sept. 30 at the University of Miami at Coral Gables. The last meeting Oct. 13 at Arizona State in Tempe." According to Reuters, the Bush campaign "denied any deal had been reached. 'No agreement has been reached,' said a campaign spokesman, Reed Dickens. 'When there is agreement, we will announce it.'"