Chris Wallace On Moderating A Presidential Debate: "Basically, You're There As A Timekeeper"
Wallace Will Moderate The Final Presidential Debate On Wednesday
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From the October 16 edition of Fox News' Fox News Sunday:
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CHRIS WALLACE: An interview, it's you and the candidate. And you're the person holding them to account. This is a debate. You know, they're both going to be on the stage. If I think there's a need for me to intervene, I will, but I would prefer not to. Basically, you're there as a timekeeper, but you're not a participant. You're there just to make sure that they engage in the most interesting and fairest way possible. And I take it very seriously. It's not a TV show that we're doing. This is part of civics, the Constitution, if you will, in action because this is helping millions of people decide who we're going to elect as the next president.