Presidential Debates: The Challenge of Creating an Informed Electorate. Oxford University Press, 1990.

Cover of the book Presidential Debates at Annenberg School for Communication ASC UPenn
Kathleen Hall Jamieson and David S. Birdsell
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How important are presidential debates today? To answer this question, the authors place modern debates in their cultural and historical context, tracing their origins and development in the American political tradition, from the eighteenth century to the present, and concluding with some thoughtful suggestions for improving their current effectiveness.