Voters could know more about how each of these men think.
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Three new approaches in the field of competitive academic debate offer ideas that could help presidential debates serve both their public purposes.
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Race, gender and social class still play a massive part in deciding who gets ahead in film, TV and radio.
Host Jack Barry, middle, is flanked by contestants on ‘21,’ a 1950s TV game show.
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The only satisfactory debate arrangement everyone agreed to nearly 60 years ago largely remains in place today – the game show format.
The party leaders clashed over Brexit, Northern Ireland and the NHS.
Which did you hate least?
Both party leaders seem to elicit stronger negative responses than positive.
Was this event on September 12, 2019, really a debate?
Debates may help voters identify which candidate shares their views but they do not help them think critically about those views. That's because presidential debates don't live up to their name.
Calling an election was a risk, as was opting out of the BBC live debate. And the PM may now be having some regrets.
She faced criticism for not taking part in the BBC head-to-head, but the PM would have struggled had she done another late U-turn.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sparred over the direction of the Supreme Court, immigration, the economy, and fitness to lead.
The Conversation's experts respond to the third and final US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Trump speaks at the town-hall style debate.
Scholars from the Washington University in St. Louis react to the second presidential debate.
Tapes of Donald Trump making lewd remarks about women were an early focus in the debate.
The Conversation's experts respond to the second US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Trump and Clinton shakes hands
We asked a group of scholars to listen to Clinton vs. Trump and pick just one quote to react to. Here’s what the experts heard.
The first presidential debate was marked by interruptions from Republican nominee Donald Trump.
The Conversation's experts respond to the first US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Come for the debate, stay for the waffles.
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The impact of presidential debates has always been overrated – and when they do make a difference, it's for the wrong reasons.
A little debate prep goes a long way.
Even Trump and Clinton have oratorical anxieties. Here are some research-based strategies presidential candidates and the rest of us can use to overcome them.
Who took the points in the first leaders’ debate of the 2016 campaign?
The Conversation’s experts respond to the first Turnbull-Shorten debate with an eye across key policy areas and the leaders’ performances.
The final showdown.
The final big pitch to the voters has been made. So who came out on top?
The faces of a new government?
A coalition negotiation has unfolded live on TV, and the incumbents quickly became irrelevant.
Now we have a choice of weakest links.
The leadership debate screened on ITV on April 2 marked a historic moment in British politics. While 2010 brought the British public the first ever televised debates, the 2015 version saw seven leaders…
Farage was largely ignored by Cameron and Miliband.
The UKIP leader was ignored by most of the other leaders in the seven-way TV debate.