Bob Schieffer to moderate presidential debate at Lynn Universityby Dara Kam | August 13th, 2012
Veteran newsman Bob Schieffer will moderate the Oct. 22 debate between President Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney at Lynn University in Boca Raton, according to the Commission on Presidential Debates website.
The Lynn University debate, the finale of three presidential show-downs, will focus on foreign affairs.
Schieffer is CBS’s chief Washington correspondent and the moderator of the Sunday morning news show Face the Nation.
The commission also announced moderators for the other two debates and a vice presidential debate today as well.
On Oct. 3, Jim Lehrer, executive editor of the PBS Newshour, will moderate the first debate between the presidential candidates at the University of Denver. CNN’s chief political correspondent Candy Crowley will be the moderator for a town hall-style meeting on Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Martha Raddatz, senior foreign affairs correspondent for ABC News, will moderate a debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Romney’s running mate Paul Ryan on Oct. 11 at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.