As the Nation Decides: Why The Presidential Debates Matter

Sep 15, 2016
6:30 PM
New York

The 1960 Kennedy-Nixon Debate was a watershed moment in U.S. presidential elections. These debates between the candidates continue to be the turning points in how the American public perceives and then selects a president. The Paley Center is convening a panel of experts to explore the risks and rewards of televised debates. Our panel will consider how new technology and social media have impacted the debate process for the candidates and how voter involvement has been changed by technological advancements and new platforms.

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Funding for this event is provided by
The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation

Events and participants are subject to change.


Ed Rollins, Republican Political Consultant; Campaign Manager for Reagan–Bush
María Elena Salinas, Coanchor, Noticiero Univision; Cohost, Aquí y Ahora (Here and Now)
Brian Stelter, Senior Media Correspondent, CNN; Host, Reliable Sources
Amanda Terkel, Senior Political Reporter and Politics Managing Editor, The Huffington Post
Moderator: Errol Louis, CNN Political Commentator, Host, NY1’s Inside City Hall
Additional panelists to be announced.


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