CNN Student News: Daily Discussion

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October 16, 2012

Media Literacy Question of the Day

How might having a journalism background be useful to the moderator of a presidential debate? What other skills and experiences might be useful to a moderator?

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Daily Discussion Questions

Describe the town hall debate format. According to CNN's Candy Crowley, what challenges do the nominees face during a town hall debate? What kinds of questions might be asked by an audience in a town hall debate that a moderator might not ask in a traditional debate? In what unique ways might a candidate prepare for a town hall debate?

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What do you know about the Cuban Missile Crisis? How was the crisis resolved? In the report, what does the Cuban farmer say could have happened if the crisis had not been resolved peacefully? If you could interview world leaders who were involved in the crisis, what questions would you ask them? What would you ask civilians who lived through the crisis?

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What is unique about Florida high school student Erin DiMeglio? What qualities do you think someone might need to be both a football player and a homecoming queen? Do you think Erin's story will have an impact on other students? If so, how? If not, why not?

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