Candidates Prep for The Presidential Debates

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The Republican and Democratic Presidential Candidates Will Soon Debate.
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The first presidential debate is less than two weeks away. The 90-minute debate will be moderated by NBC News anchor Lester Holt at Hofstra University in New York.  Both candidates will be at a podium. The moderator will ask a question and each candidate will have two minutes to respond.  

It's a debate format that has been the same since Richard Nixon debated John F. Kennedy in 1960.  Are the debates in need of a format overhaul?

Yesterday, Donald Trump shared his preferred format on CNBC, saying, "I think maybe we should have no moderator. Let Hillary and I sit there and just debate. The system is being rigged so it's going to be a very unfair debate."

James Fallows is national correspondent for The Atlantic. His latest piece,"Who Will Win" is in the October issue of The Atlantic and at TheAtlantic.com.