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By Michael Widlanski
Leveling the battlefield to aid terrorists enables evil to fight on
Topic - Alan Schroeder
What may have struck viewers as a hands-off approach may have something to do with a new format that called for Lehrer to introduce subject areas and give each candidate two minutes to speak, then several more minutes of back-and-forth, said Alan Schroeder, a Northeastern University journalism professor and author of "Presidential Debates: 50 Years of High-Risk TV."
"It seems to me the job of a moderator is to set up the issues and get out of the way, and I think he did that," Schroeder said.