Bob Schieffer Will Moderate A Presidential Debate This Year!
Now that the main players are selected for the top two major political parties in the nation all that remains to be named are the moderators for this year’s debates. This is going to be fun. Lets hope it can be informative too. That these are not real debates is always troubling, but one has to play with what one has available.
I am in love with Candy Crowley, and James has attempted to get me a signed photo of my favorite CNN reporter. Not only does she moderate a debate, but Bob Schieffer–an all-time favorite reporter during my lifetime–is also given the task of doing the same! I so very much admire and respect Jim Lehrer and his work on PBS that dates back to the pairing of MacNeil/Lehrer when they were no more than a 30-minute program.
I love politics on the average run-of-the-mill day—but this news today makes me ecstatic!
The Commission on Presidential Debates has decided on the moderators for this year’s debates, sources confirm to POLITICO.
PBS’s Jim Lehrer will host the first presidential debate on October 3 in Denver, Colo. CNN’s Candy Crowley will host the second, town-hall debate on October 16 in Hempstead, N.Y. CBS’s Bob Schieffer will host the third debate on October 22 in Boca Raton, Fla.
ABC’s Martha Raddatz will host the vice presidential debate on October 11 in Danville, Ky.