Presidential Debate Commission Chooses Moderators

The Commission on Presidential Debates on Tuesday named Jim Lehrer and Gwen Ifill of PBS, Tom Brokaw of NBC News and Bob Schieffer of CBS News as moderators of the three presidential debates and one vice presidential face-off.

Lehrer, anchor of "The NewsHour," will moderate the first
presidential debate in Oxford, Miss., on Sept. 26. Ifill, a correspondent on the same program and moderator of "Washington Week," will handle the vice presidential debate Oct. 2 in St. Louis.

Brokaw, moderator of "Meet the Press," will handle the second presidential debate in Nashville, Tenn., followed by Schieffer, host of "Face the Nation," who will handle the third and final
presidential debate in Hempstead, N.Y.

Each 90-minute debate will have a single moderator.

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  • by Eric Location: Oak Lawn Il 60453 on Oct 6, 2008 at 08:27 AM
    Hello I would like to see more independent moderators like John Stossel or Bill O'reily who thoroughly know how posse the questions and not let the canidates skirt around the subject with non relevant answers.Elections are important and you owe it to the public to best informed in their decision when voting for the best please pick better candiates for the job of moderator. Thank You Eric
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Oct 2, 2008 at 10:37 PM
    To The Editor; This article is two months old, why are you putting it back up?
  • by coco Location: georgia on Oct 1, 2008 at 07:07 PM
  • by Rob Location: NC on Aug 9, 2008 at 06:21 AM
    To each his or her own.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Aug 7, 2008 at 10:03 PM
    OK Rob, I went and took a look at the Democracy Now! website. I was not impressed. While there are some interesting stories, all of what I saw was from the "I hate America crowd", and conspiracy theorists. I will look into it more but in the 20 or so minutes I spent there, it is just another Move crowd trying to give the appearance of being a legitimate news organization. I would imagine that if I looked long enough I would find Janine Gerafalo on there as well. I don't know if I spelled her name correctly, nor do I care. Long story short...I am not impressed.
  • by Rob Location: NC on Aug 6, 2008 at 08:54 PM
    Time to end the bickering. "Democracy Now!" is on channels 9410 (Link TV) and 9415(Free Speech TV) on Dish Network and channel 375 (Link TV) on Direct TV (which, by the way, is owned by NewsCorp, which owns Fox), "Grit TV" is on channel 9415 on Direct TV. I can't take the right or left wing spin on the networks anymore, especially Fox and CNN. I bet that Anderson Cooper went crying to Oprah after he wasn't picked as a moderator for the debates. But, check these shows out. They also have web pages. Nice points and counterpoints with this story. Love to talk politics. Good to have a debate. See ya soon!
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Aug 6, 2008 at 04:24 PM
    Funny you would mention E.D. Hill and Shepherd Smith as conservative. It goes to show that you really have no idea what you are talking about. They are both liberal. So you obviously don't know much about the Fox News Channel or their people. What channel is "Democracy Now" on? I would like to take a look at it.
  • by Rob Location: NC on Aug 6, 2008 at 09:28 AM
    VBush-First off, I don't watch Fox, period. I don't watch the corporate networks, either. There are plenty of news programs where you won't get the liberal or, in your case, the right wing spin. "Democracy Now!" and "Grit TV with Laura Flanders" are two of them. So, watch your Fox News and cheer on E.D. Hill, Sheppard Smith, and the rest of these unofficial employees of the Bushie propoganda machine.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Aug 6, 2008 at 04:50 AM
    To Rob; How many other stations other than FNC actually provide a platform for both sides of the issue day in and day out? NONE.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Aug 6, 2008 at 04:49 AM
    To Rob; If that is your opinion of FNC then you really don't watch it. You sound as though you are just spitting out some 'move' type rhetoric. There are plenty of liberal democratic bleeding hearts on staff at FOX. If you watch the news shows, they simply report what they know. If it is a commentator show they get to inject their opinion and no one hides from their position by denying that they are doing it. It is well known who the right wingers are and who the left wingers are. If you spend any real time watching all of them, not just too will figure it out.
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