Interest Group - World Affairs Discussion Group
Discuss “ The Presidential and Vice Presidential debates. Focus your discussion on (1) the quality of the topics presented, (2) the presidential quality of the candidates responses, and (3) the fairness and/or objectivity of the tv and newspaper coverage before and after the debates."
To assist you in this effort here is the basic information on the debates:
1. Commission on Presidential Debates Announces Format for 2016 General Election Debates.
• The formats for the two 90-minute Presidential debates are designed to facilitate in-depth discussion of the leading issues facing the nation. September 26, 2016, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY & October 19, 2016, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV.
• The Vice presidential debate will be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. October 4, 2016, Longwood University, Farmville, VA.
• The second Presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which half of the questions will be posed directly by citizen participants and the other half will be posed by the moderator based on topics of broad public interest as reflected in social media and other sources. October 9, 2016, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.