CNN Adds Technology to ‘Stale’ Debates

Oct 7, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Calling the latest debates organized by the Commission on Presidential Debates a relic of the past, CNN is taking it upon itself to bring them into the 21st century, the Los Angeles Times reports. “The presidential debates look like they’re happening in 1984,” said CNN Washington bureau chief David Bohrman. “This has been a year of really interesting innovation, not just at CNN but all across cable news. Then you get to the commission debates and it feels just very old and stale.” To bring things up to speed CNN has added a graphic at the bottom of the screen charting live reactions of a focus group of undecided voters. Those watching CNN’s high-definition network get real-time scorecards from the network’s team of analysts and reporters. “I think television viewers these days are OK with a little bit of extra information,” Bohrman told the newspaper.
—Christopher Perez

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