Michael O. Garvey | September 18, 2016
The University of Notre Dame examined the presidential campaign through the lens of debates past and present during its 2016 Notre Dame Forum Wednesday night (Sept. 14).
The event, entitled “Debating our Future,” began at 7 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, and featured a conversation among Janet Brown, executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates; past debate moderators Jim Lehrer, former news anchor for PBS News Hour, and Bob Schieffer, CBS News journalist; and Dorothy Ridings, former president of the League of Women Voters.
Their discussion was moderated by Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., who, with Lehrer and Ridings, serves on the Commission on Presidential Debates.