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Friday, 23 April 2010

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Televised Leaders Debate in Spotlight

The latest in the series of televised leaders debates has reignited the controversy surrounding the televising of leaders debates.

This latest debate only served to remind all those members of both the press and the public that the medium of television, whilst allowing these debates to be televised pointed in no uncertain terms to the debating aspect of the programme.

Looking at the broadcast channels who have agreed to carry the televised leaders debates the amount of choice is of course limited when the subject matter being televised is indeed a series of leaders debates in the classic television style that we have come to expect.

It remains to be seen whether the last leaders debate, to be televised next week, will be of comparable quality to the previous two leaders debates or whether, being the third in a series of three will prove to be both of lower standard and quality than the previous two leaders debates which set the standard for the televising of the rest of the leaders debates.

Only time will tell whether this has proved to be a bold move by the broadcasting fraternity or simply a slavish way to follow the American political system of televising leaders debates.

I have been assured by several well placed sources that the consensus agreement is that the outcome needs to be debated upon, preferably whilst also being televised in the style of a leaders televised debate.

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