The Brian Lehrer Show

Jim Lehrer on Hosting Debates

Monday, October 08, 2012

Jim Lehrer, former PBS News anchor and author of Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, reflects on the presidential debates he's hosted, including the first Romney-Obama debate last week.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Moderating a Presidential Debate

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Carole Simpson, former ABC news anchor for World News Tonight, former presidential debate moderator, and author of NewsLady, talks about becoming the first woman and minority moderator of a presidential debate when she questioned George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ross Perot in 1992.

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The Takeaway

Who Should Moderate the Presidential Debates?

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

It's been 20 years since a presidential debate was moderated by a woman. Why is that? What does the Commission on Presidential Debates look for in a moderator?