by Jerome Armstrong, Mon Apr 23, 2007 at 06:32:31 PM EDT
PBS host Charlie Rose will moderate the two debates -- one for the Democratic contenders and another for Republicans -- both of which will take place after Labor Day. Democratic National Committee chair Howard Dean will give opening remarks at the Democratic online event.
On the one hand, it sounds like "new boss same as the old boss" self-promotion by the websites in question-- not democratic web 2.0 participatory politics.
On the otherhand, the current debate format sucks, and is worthless except for soundbites having so many candidates on the stage, so anything new is worth a try.
I don't see why the Republicans would do it though, as those are hardly their type of venues.