As a United States senator from Delaware since 1973, Joe Biden has been an intimate witness to the major events of the past four decades and a relentless actor in trying to shape recent American history. He has seen up close the tragic mistake of the Vietnam War, the Watergate and Iran-contra scandals, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the reunification of Germany, the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, a presidential impeachment, and a presidential resignation.
The Vice Presidential debate between Republican Vice Presidential nominee Governor Sarah Palin and Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Senator Joe Biden took place at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, on October 2, 2008. The debate consisted of both foreign and domestic policy questions and PBS's Gwen Ifill moderated.
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Tonight on the program, an hour with Vice President Joe Biden.