Broadcasting debates on radio and television enables organizers to reach the widest possible audience of voters. In producing debate broadcasts, sponsors need to address a range of technical issues to ensure an impartial, dignified event. This section contains comparative examples of production materials including camera placement diagrams, television equipment lists, production schedules, moderator information, set photos, among others.

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Essentials of Debate Moderation

A video presentation on the essentials of debate moderation featuring Janet Brown of the Commission on Presidential Debates sharing the experience and insights of senior journalist and veteran debate moderator Jim Lehrer.
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Debate tips from the teens’ coach

In academic debate, there are two formats similar to what voters see on television. First is policy debate, which asks students to explain how they would implement a plan, by using specific arguments and facts (i.e. “How would you fund universal healthcare?”) Second is public forum debate, in which
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Jeffrey M. McCall: Five keys to improving televised presidential debates

The August televised "debate" among Republican presidential contenders on Fox News Channel was a smashing success by the standards of television executives. It attracted 24 million viewers and was by far the highest-rated primary debate in history. It was the largest audience ever for a program on
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