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Amid studio rehearsals for the first televised UK election debates, we hear useful insight into the rehearsal process for live TV, plus analysis of how American debates have a huge influence on presidential election results, including how lapses in TV performances have ruined candidates.
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4 March 2011

Classroom Ideas

Can be used to introduce a class debate on a subject such as 'Is the media a force for good in an election campaign?' Do we really decide elections on the basis of TV performances these days? Why are gesture codes important when the public are making up their minds? What gesture codes help you to decide if someone is trustworthy or not? Are you always right?