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Scoring the Presidential Debates with Todd Graham

Members at the President's Club level and higher engaged in a conversation with CNN contributor Todd Graham about what to look out for during the first 2020 presidential debate.
Todd Graham
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About this Event

On September 29, presidential candidates took the stage for their first debate — a pivotal moment to sway undecided voters. Debates offer candidates a platform to present their stance on a range of policy issues, appeal to voters on a personal level, and ultimately share their vision of the United States. This year’s debates offered a critical opportunity for both candidates to connect with American voters given COVID-19’s disruption of traditional campaigning. But the success, or failure, of each candidate goes far beyond their response to each question. Todd Graham as he explained and critiqued candidates’ past techniques and provided insight on what to look out for during the first presidential debate.


About the Speakers
Todd Graham
Director of Debate, Southern Illinois University
Todd Graham, America's Debate Coach™, has been named the national debate coach of the year three times; earned the award for lifetime achievement in debate and academia; and contributes regularly to CNN Opinion, serving as their presidential debate expert since 2011.