Why CNN’s “Debate Nights” Have Become Must-Watch Television (VIDEO)

This year, CNN has hosted a series of televised debates between prominent members of Congress from both parties on specific topics. Called “CNN Debate Night,” these prime-time debates have been an incredibly good thing for America. Typical debates and panels on cable news pit a commentator versus a host, or 2-4 commentators against each other, with the host typically taking sides and conservatives underrepresented. They are designed to provoke and to boost ratings through fiery exchanges. But they generally don’t educate anyone. CNN’s debates, however, allow two sides to go back and forth, Lincoln-Douglas style, with minimal interference from the