Saturday, September 03, 2016

2016 Presidential Debate Moderators Selected

It is past time to give a non white journalist the opportunity to moderate a presidential debate, and that needs to happen this year.
-TransGriot, August 23, 2016 

Looks like the Commission on Presidential Debates heard me and other people concerning this subjectbecause they finally selected a non white journalist for a presidential debate.

Lester Holt of NBC News will moderate the first debate at Hofstra University on September 26.  He will be the first Black male journalist since Bernard Shaw in 1988 to moderate a presidential debate and the first African-American debate moderator since Carole Simpson handled those duties in 1992.

About time CPD..

When the vice presidential debate happens on October 4 on the Longwood University campus, there will be another historic choice for debate moderator.   Elaine Quijano of CBS News becomes the first Latinx journalist to moderate any debate be it a presidential or vice presidential one.  

In 2020 a presidential debate needs to be moderated by a Latinx journalist..

The second town hall debate on October 9 in St. Louis will be co moderated by Anderson Cooper of CNN and Martha Raddatz of ABC News.

The third debate on October 19 in Las Vegas will be moderated by Chris Wallace of FOX News.      

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