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By Cassie Spodak, CNN
After last week's presidential debate everyone seemed to agree about who won– but the vice presidential debate Thursday was a toss up. Pundits on the right claimed Joe Biden was disrespectful, while on the left some claimed Paul Ryan was dominated by the more experienced Biden.
But almost everyone seems to agree that Martha Raddatz of ABC News was an effective moderator who moved the conversation along with substantive and provoking questions.
Political correspondent for The Root.com Keli Goff, media professor of George Washington University Steve Roberts, and Daily Beast/Newsweek contributor David Frum discuss how media judged the performance of Biden and Ryan.
They’ll also discuss the continued political use of Sesame Street’s Big Bird. Is the feathered giant (who’s now being used in Obama campaign ads) a great big distraction? Or is it an effective attack on conservative talking points?
CNN’s Candy Crowley talks about the upcoming presidential town hall debate she will be moderating Tuesday – how she prepared and what she expects as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney face off again.
Vanity Fair contributing editor Buzz Bissinger talks about the heated backlash he has faced for a column he wrote about switching his vote from Obama to Romney. Is this proof that many journalists are biased?
This Sunday, at 11am ET.