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In the Presidential Debates, It's All About Microphone Control

In two blog posts earlier this year, I have written about the importance of microphone control in a debate scenario (see "A Call for Adult Civility in the First Presidential Debate" and "The Greatest Debate, the Best Presidential Debate"). The first presidential debate on September 26 proved the need for that control as moderator Lester Holt was unable to keep Donald Trump from talking over his opponent and Hillary Clinton from occasionally using extra time.
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