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Tension City by Jim Lehrer
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Oct 26, 2011

really liked it

From the pre-eminant US presidential debate moderator, a crisp look behind the scenes. Despite massive preparation going into the debates, much hinges on the unexpected: a chance glance, tone of voice, or makeup malfunction. In some debates, radio listeners get a completely different impression on a candidates performance than television viewers. The title is from the words of Bush 1: "Ugly, I don't like 'em...Those big time was tension city, Jim"

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