A Two-Party Presidential Debate in Primary Season?

One historical example was an NBC News debate with six Democratic and six Republican candidates in December 1987.

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I had a column in Sunday’s New York Times calling for a primary-season two-party presidential debate. The column was commissioned by the Times, and I was eager to write it because I have long thought such debates were a good idea. The one historical example was an NBC News debate with six Democratic and six Republican candidates in December 1987. My recollection, reinforced by a reading of the transcript, was that Tom Brokaw did a superb job as moderator.

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