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With first prime-time town hall in 2020 race Monday night, let's pledge to do better than in 2016

With first prime-time town hall in 2020 race Monday night, let's pledge to do better than in 2016

The first prime-time town hall of the 2020 presidential campaign arrives Monday night at 10 on CNN with Sen. Kamala Harris, and that means it is time to start thinking seriously about how we in the news media can do better than we did in 2016.

Cable news channels have come to determine the focus and tone of national political discussion more than any other media platforms in American life. And when they move into the town-hall mode, it means game on.

As much as I honor the cable news channels for the time and resources they devote to politics, 2016 was a year in which they brought voters more confusion than clarity and far more noise than light in presidential campaign...

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