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Tester-Burns Debate

After a lot of chopping and  playing around with formatting, I have the  Tester-Burns debate posted on YouTube. The opening is marrred by the presence of George Allen for about 2 minutes, as CSPAN started the debate a little later than scheduled.

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About the author

Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba has been writing about Montana politics since 2005 and teaching high school English since 2000. He's a former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.
In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.


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  • Unfortunately, youtube limited me to 10 minute files, so I cut it into six sections. On broadband, there is very little delay, so you should be able to move from one piece to another easily.

  • Any chance I could get a copy from you that would be suitable for showing to a group of people? I’d like to show the debate at the next Democracy for Montana meeting in Billings… and although I’m generally pretty good at figuring out a way to download the embedded file (usually an .flv file) and converting it to… say an .avi and then joining multiple files into one… I haven’t quite figured out youtube yet.

    Any format will do… although the higher quality the better.

    Please email me.

    Thanks in advance.

  • Scott:

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