Behind the Scenes of Presidential Debates
First, off, it really doesn’t get better than Charlie Rose interviewing Jim Lehrer for my money. I love these two gentlemen. But beyond, my nerd obsession, this interview was incredible because they discuss Lehrer’s book “Tension City” which is a behind the scenes of Lehrer moderating the Presidential debates.
In the interview, they discuss some of the biggest debates and the key moments that affected not just the winners of the debate, but the elections. And many of them were based on body language, gestures, or style - not the words they said. Those of us in communications know the importance of these, but how fascinating to see it in play where the stakes couldn’t be any higher. Definitely adding Lehrer’s book to my reading list - right after Steve Jobs biography.
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