Reviewing the debate on TV: Paging Jim Lehrer ...In the first debate, the moderator faded into the background, which may have been the idea. lehrer02. Moderator Jim Lehrer was working his 12th presidential or vice presidential debate on Wednesday in Denver.
Jim Lehrer: A stand-in for American dissatisfaction with media(Chip Somodevilla) One of the easiest jobs right now in all of media criticism is skimming Twitter for the brutal things said about Jim Lehrer, who moderated tonight's presidential debate. It was his 12th go-round. People are thinking that all the ...
Romney wins after smashing Jim Lehrer with conchThis was "Lord of the Flies." He set the whole island on fire and chased him down with a spear. He trampled poor Jim Lehrer underfoot, rolling a boulder onto his head, even though Lehrer clearly had the conch. Poor Lehrer. Whether letting go of the ...
What Jim Lehrer Should Ask In Tonight's DebateJim Lehrer would do well to bring it up. (Josh Barro is lead writer for the Ticker. E-mail him and follow him on Twitter.) Read more breaking commentary from Josh Barro and other Bloomberg View columnists and editors at the Ticker.
Romney tells Lehrer he will cut PBSMitt Romney promised during Wednesday night's debate to cut funding for PBS. "I'm sorry Jim, I'm going to stop the subsidy to PBS," Romney told PBS anchor Jim Lehrer, who was moderating the debate. "I like PBS. I love Big Bird," Romney said, referring ...
Channeling Our Inner Jim LehrerIn an era of high unemployment and stagnant wage growth, domestic mainly means economic challenges. Getty Images. No matter how good a job moderator Jim Lehrer does, many viewers are sure to be wishing some topics are covered in more detail.
Debate Moderators Largely Bypass Social Media In Preparing QuestionsNEW YORK -- Jim Lehrer will likely kick off Wednesday night's presidential debate, the 12th he's moderated since 1988, in a familiar manner: "Good evening from the Magness Arena at the University of Denver.
Jim Lehrer: 'Sit on it'Moderator Jim Lehrer of PBS just told the audience that there will be absolutely no applause and no booing. Jim Lehrer tells debate audience if they hear something they don't like, they are to "sit on it! - Sarah Huisenga (@SarahH_CBSNJ) October 4 ...
Jim Lehrer criticized for performance during Obama, Romney presidential ...DENVER, CO - The main talking point of the first presidential debate may not be what Obama or Mitt Romney said, but how debate moderator Jim Lehrer was wildly unsuccessful trying to corral the candidates. According to ABC News, when asked how he ...
Jim Lehrer: Ask Mitt Romney if He Stands By Mormonism's Views of WomenBarbara Walters even thought it was important enough to ask 19-year-old Marie Osmond in 1978—and moderator Jim Lehrer should ask Mitt Romney Wednesday, at the year's first presidential debate: Why do Mormons continue to treat women of the faith as ...
Jim Lehrer: The master of moderationLehrer's reputation is why the Commission on Presidential Debates invited him to moderate this year's debate at the University of Denver, Colorado - even after he swore six ways to Sunday that he would never moderate a presidential debate again.
Jim Lehrer on criticism of his recurring debate-moderator role: 'It's a rough ..."Seething," "outraged," "offended" - not generally words you find in an article about Jim Lehrer! But the second paragraph of Jeremy W. Peters' piece on the moderators of this year's presidential debates uses them to describe the broadcasting titan's ...
Splendid idea: Lehrer lobbied to ask gun control questionsPresidential debate moderator Jim Lehrer is being lobbied hard to ask questions about gun control and violent crime during Wednesday's debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and that just might be a splendid idea with unintended consequences ...
The master of moderation"I do not think you can do better than Jim Lehrer to moderate a debate," Charlie Black, who worked on the Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and John McCain campaigns, told POLITICO.
Read this: Moderating a debate is hard on one's body; Mike McCurry's new ...Jim Lehrer (Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post) How hard is it to moderate a presidential debate? It's so hard that Gwen Ifill broke her ankle while she was training for it.
2012 Debate Moderators And Topics Continue To Draw Scrutiny; Jim Lehrer ...They sent a letter to Jim Lehrer, the first moderator, asking him to address gun control during the debate. "To ignore the problem of gun violence where two of the worst shootings in U.S.
Jim Lehrer on Being the Safe, Old Moderator: Hey! I Resemble That RemarkJim Lehrer is "seething," the New York Times reports. The white, 78-year-old former anchor of PBS News Hour, who's hosting his twelfth presidential debate on Wednesday, is pissed and "offended" at suggestions that he's too old and too safe to moderate ...
Aurora families to Jim Lehrer: Address gun violence in debateFamily members of the victims in the Aurora, Colo., shooting are asking Jim Lehrer to address gun violence as he moderates the presidential debate tomorrow.
Lafayette area reacts to presidential debate on TwitterIt's nice that CNN is running Jim Lehrer's heart rate at the bottom of the screen so we know he's still alive. #lafreactsSteveTally.
5 Questions on Immigration We Wish Jim Lehrer Would AskFurthermore, a sensible immigration system uplifts a core American value of respect for diversity and holds together families, which both candidates and their parties agree is important.