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http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=televisionNews&storyID=6371885


    Networks Not Playing by Debate Rules
    By Paul J. Gough

    NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The TV networks are balking at some of the rules that the Bush and Kerry campaigns have hammered out in advance of Thursday (Sept. 30) night's first presidential debate.

    At issue is a 32-page agreement between the campaigns on the structure of the debate, which lays out the ground rules on everything from camera angles to what kind of paper the candidates can use to take notes during the debate. It's the rule prohibiting shots of Bush or Kerry while the other speaks that has irked the networks.

    Network news executives said Wednesday they would not abide by that agreement, arguing that it amounts to an editorial decision and that each network should have the right to make the call on how the event is presented to viewers.

    "We will make editorial decisions about any camera shots in our coverage on Thursday night," said Julie Summersgill, a spokeswoman for ABC News. "We don't enter into agreements with the people we cover."

    Fox News will run the pool cameras, providing multiple video streams for all networks covering the debate. Spokesman Paul Schur said Fox News isn't going to abide by the rules set down by the campaigns.

    "We're not going to bow to outside pressures," Schur said.

    CNN executive vp and general manager Princell Hair criticized the agreement worked out between the campaign managers for President Bush and his Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry.

    "The level of restrictions is unprecedented, as far as I can tell," Hair said. But it isn't going to change the way CNN is covering the debate, he said.

    "We're not a signatory of the agreement, so we're not bound by it," Hair said. He said that he thought it was an effort by the candidates to stage-manage the process.

    "And we're just not going to comply," Hair said.

    Hair said that the camera setup was similar to what had been done in past debates. The decision whether to show the candidates' reactions will be made by the control rooms.

    "I don't think it's something we'll focus on, but it should be a natural part of the process ... where it would seem natural," Hair said.

    Representatives for the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates couldn't be reached for comment on Wednesday. But several network sources said it didn't seem that the commission planned to enforce the camera restrictions.

    The debate takes place Thursday night at 9 EDT at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. Jim Lehrer, anchor and executive editor of PBS' "The NewsHour," will be the moderator for the hour-and-a-half-long debate, which will focus on foreign policy.

    Lehrer declined comment about the debate.

    Reuters/Hollywood Reporter



At least now we'll be sure they're not in separate studios! :)



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It's amazing how much give and take goes into debate negotiations. Some of the stuff(podium, room temp, etc) are non-starters if they are not according to the agreement. But obviously there is no way to negotiate with the TV networks about panning, who is going to be shown, etc. when they aren't even at the table.



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    Originally posted by Grimis
    It's amazing how much give and take goes into debate negotiations. Some of the stuff(podium, room temp, etc) are non-starters if they are not according to the agreement. But obviously there is no way to negotiate with the TV networks about panning, who is going to be shown, etc. when they aren't even at the table.


Well, thankfully, they say "We don't want to be at the table." The candidates know they can't dictate to the networks on camera angles and such, because otherwise, the networks will say "Fine. We won't show it."
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