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CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

updated 12:19 AM EDT, Thu October 4, 2012
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  • Today's Daily Discussion includes the Media Literacy Question of the Day

(CNN Student News) -- October 4, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How can a moderator ensure that a televised political debate is balanced fairly between two political candidates? How might this relate to the questions chosen and the time allotted for answers?

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Daily Discussion Questions

What were some of the topics discussed in last night's debate? As seen in the report, what statements did President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney make during the debate? What is your opinion of their statements? Do you think that this debate will have a significant impact on the race for the White House? Explain.

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Did you watch last night's debate? If so, what did you think of each nominee's performance? Do you think that there was a clear winner? Why or why not?

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What does it mean to be Hispanic or Latino? According to the report: What percentage of the U.S. population is Hispanic? How are the presidential campaigns trying to appeal to this ethnic minority? To what extent might the Hispanic vote factor in the 2012 elections? If you were a presidential candidate, how would you campaign with regard to America's multicultural society?

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