Brokaw’s “Ideal Debate”

NBC News’s Tom Brokaw was on The Daily Show last night talking about his experience moderating the third presidential debate. Brokaw told Jon Stewart that he got some positive feedback afterwards, in that people “came up to me and said, ‘Well, thank God you were trying to keep [the candidates] to the rules that they had agreed upon.’” (Not everyone liked that as much). Brokaw also said that Bob Schieffer, as moderator of the final presidential debate, “came close” to what Brokaw sees as an ideal debate format, “by having them at a table within reach and pressing them across the table.”

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.