The future of the 2016 GOP presidential debates

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Guests: Alan Schroeder and James Warren

After many GOP candidates complained about the recent Republican debate on CNBC – the moderators, the questions and the structure — party officials and the campaigns convened to try to hammer out new debate guidelines. The list of requirements included equal time for each candidate, choice of moderators, the graphics used on the TV screen, and the number of bathroom breaks. Since then, some of the candidates have broken ranks with the party and are negotiating independently with the news organizations. In this hour of Radio Times, we’ll talk about the controversy and fallout from the CNBC debate, and what it all says about the Republican race for the presidential nomination. Marty talks to Northeastern University journalism professor ALAN SCHROEDER and reporter and columnist JAMES WARREN who is the chief media writer for the Poynter Institute for Media Studies.

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