In the New York Times, Newton Minow’s advice for watching tonight’s presidential debate:
Let me suggest that after you watch the debate on Wednesday night, you turn off your television set and do your best to avoid the spin that will follow. Talk about what you saw and heard with your family, your friends, your neighbors, your co-workers. You are smarter than the spinners.Minow has been involved in every televised presidential and vice-presidential debate.
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