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Hey, where's MacNeil and Lehrer?

Us_news_youtube_debate_53_c Viewers were apparently underwhelmed by the idea of watching fake Vikings and subtitled cats asking questions of presidential candidates. Despite massive hype (including just a wee bit by this guy), Monday night's YouTube/CNN hybrid debate had a smaller audience than a traditional Democratic debate last month on CNN. The June debate drew 2.74 million viewers, while Monday's pulled in 2.55 million. That's a 6 percent decline. Sounds like debate organizers won't be doing away with panels of journalists any time soon.


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