Edward M. Kennedy Senate Files
Sound recording of the radio program "Face Off." Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy of Massachusetts and Senator Alan K. "Al" Simpson of Wyoming debate President Clinton's policy to replace the ban on gays and lesbians in the U.S. military with a policy of "don't ask, don't tell." This would prohibit military officials from asking members of the armed services if they are gay or lesbian, but openly gay service members would be subject to discharge. The episode aired on Thursday, July 29, 1993, on the Mutual Broadcasting System.