How to Fix the Broken Debates

How to Fix the Broken Debates

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 829 , Segment 1

Episode: Fix the Broken Debates, Spelling Society, Parenting Pre-Teens

  • Mar 17, 2016 4:00 pm
  • 45:46 mins

Ruth Sherman. Ruth is a strategic communications consultant. Political debates have long been a part of our democracy. In particular, presidential debates have been used as a means to better understand the candidates, their stance on pressing issues, and gain insight into how they would lead our country. However, over the years the process has become less dignified and almost childish. From schoolyard taunts and insults, to inappropriate references, this presidential season had no shortage of entertainment.  The debates have become an opportunity for the media to boost ratings rather than provide the public with the necessary information to make an informed vote. So what needs to be done to fix the debates? On the phone with us, in Greenwich, CT, is Ruth Sherman. Ruth shares with us ideas and thoughts on how to fix these “broken debates.”

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