Presidential Debate Analysis

Mr. Milewski moderated a panel discussion that featured analysis of the 2004 presidential debates. Mr. Farah noted that… read more

Mr. Milewski moderated a panel discussion that featured analysis of the 2004 presidential debates. Mr. Farah noted that these debates offered substantive improvements over previous presidential debates, but noted that they were not as “engaging and authentic” as they could have been. He argued that the candidates effectively avoided “challenging questions” by controlling the Commission on Presidential Debates. Mr. Schatz argued that the post-debate presentation of the debate, the “spin,” superseded the media coverage of the content of the debate. Mr. Kalb addressed the various “approaches of analysis of Kerry and Bush.” He also spoke about the debates in a historical context and talked about the impact of television on presidential debates. Following their remarks, the speakers responded to audience questions and comments. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • George Farah Executive Director Open Debates
  • Marvin Kalb Senior Fellow Harvard University->Shorenstein (Joan) Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 15, 2004
Last Aired:
Oct 18, 2004

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  • Oct 15, 2004 | 7:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 18, 2004 | 12:12pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 18, 2004 | 3:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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