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October 3, 2012

Matt Seeger talks about presidential debate on “Paul W. Smith Show”

http://wjrpodcasts.com/podcasts/paulwsmith/Seeger-100212.mp3

Matt Seeger, professor of communication and dean of Wayne State's College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, spoke on the Paul W. Smith Show, with guest hosts Mary Kramer of Crain's Detroit Business and Daniel Howes of The Detroit News, about this week's Presidential debates. "These debates are about information and substance but they're also about style," Seeger said. "We want to see these two people next to one another, we want to compare their styles, we want to see how they perform under stress." Seeger referred to the Commission on Presidential Debates' "Debate Watch" suggestions, such as turning off the TV after the candidates' portion of the coverage is over, to be able to discuss impressions with fellow viewers before being exposed to the opinions of pundits.

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