Hucks Army - Faith. Family. Freedom. [Grassroots] JOIN HUCKS ARMY | GET INVOLVED | FUNDRAISING | LINKS | LEADERSHIP | ABOUT
It is currently Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:08 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:37 pm 
Offline
*** General
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:42 pm
Posts: 1324
Location: Frankenmuth, Michigan
Likes: 0
Liked: 7
http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/stor ... ily38.html
Quote:
Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - 2:25 PM CDT
Ifill to moderate VP debate at Washington Univ.
St. Louis Business Journal - by Kelsey Volkmann


Gwen Ifill, senior correspondent for "The Newshour with Jim Lehrer," will moderate the vice presidential debate this fall at Washington University in St. Louis.

Ifill, who also works as a moderator and managing editor for Washington Week on PBS, will guide questions at the Oct. 2 debate, the Commission on Presidential Debates said Tuesday.

Ifill has experience in this department: She moderated the vice presidential debate during the 2004 election.

The 90-minute debate will cover foreign and domestic topics and begin at 9 p.m. EDT.

Before coming to PBS, Ifill spent five years at NBC News as chief congressional and political correspondent. Before that, she covered the White House for The New York Times and covered national and local affairs for The Washington Post, Baltimore Evening Sun and Boston Herald American.

kvolkmann@bizjournals.com

_________________
“The central message is that the Republican Party has a great future, if we get back to being the party of principle, clarity and conviction. And we’re going to do that.” --Mike Huckabee


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:44 pm 
Offline
*** General
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:42 pm
Posts: 1324
Location: Frankenmuth, Michigan
Likes: 0
Liked: 7
http://www.reuters.com/article/televisi ... nnel=10112
Quote:

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - CBS' Bob Schieffer, NBC's Tom Brokaw and PBS' Jim Lehrer will moderate three debates in the fall between presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain, the Commission on Presidential Debates said Tuesday.

The debates will be held in New York, Tennessee and Mississippi in September and October. PBS' Gwen Ifill will moderate the vice presidential debate, planned for October 2 in St. Louis.

The commission had previously said it wouldn't tap current network news anchors, leaving ABC's Charles Gibson, NBC's Brian Williams and CBS' Katie Couric out of the equation. Gibson and Williams moderated debates on their networks during the primary season; Couric's were canceled because of scheduling conflicts with the candidates.

"This year, more than ever, these debates are going to be important," Schieffer said Tuesday. "This campaign started on such a high plane and now we're down to the Britney Spears ads and stuff like that. I think it will be a good thing for the country to see these two men at the debates."

It will be Lehrer's 11th presidential debate, a record stretching back to 1988, when he moderated debates between George H.W. Bush and Michael Dukakis. He said the 90-minute time goes by quickly.

"It is not a TV show. It's not running a segment for the 'NewsHour,'" Lehrer said. "It is a very important event, a major event for our country. I'm always aware of that. It's scorching. I'm trying to make sure that things are fair, but that's only part of it. It's also got to be perceived as fair. It's tough work, but it's exhilarating as well."

Lehrer will moderate the first debate, on domestic policy, on September 26 at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. Brokaw will moderate a town hall meeting-style debate October 7 at Belmont University in Nashville. Schieffer will moderate the final debate, on foreign-affairs issues, on October 15 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

There will be no podiums for the debates, with McCain and Obama instead sitting at a table with the moderator. Another major change is a loosening of the format: The moderator will introduce an issue in each of eight 10-minute segments, and instead of strict response times there will be discussions between the candidates.

"Before, there was no way for the moderators to go in there with a follow-up question," said Schieffer, who moderated a presidential debate in 2004. "It'll be my job to get them to ask the follow-up question themselves, and when they don't, I'll be able to."

Schieffer said he's looking forward it.

"It'll be a little more free-wheeling. We'll try to make it as much of a debate among the two of them rather than just asking and answering questions," he said.

Also on Tuesday, MySpace said it would partner with the commission on MyDebates.org, a Web site that will stream the debates and offer tracking of issues, playback and other tools. After each debate, the event will be bookmarked via issue to allow viewers to check what's important to the candidates and discuss them.

_________________
“The central message is that the Republican Party has a great future, if we get back to being the party of principle, clarity and conviction. And we’re going to do that.” --Mike Huckabee


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:23 pm 
Offline
***** General
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:58 am
Posts: 3019
Likes: 0
Liked: 190
I hope and pray we will see Mike in these debates......


Top
 Profile Send private message  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
POWERED_BY