The first presidential debate will take place on Oct. 3 at the University of Denver. The focus will be domestic issues. Veteran television journalist Jim Lehrer will moderate. Lehrer is no stranger to presidential debates. He’s moderated 11 of them, starting with the first Bush-Dukakis debate in 1988. Last year, he even wrote a history of modern presidential debates, Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain. Lehrer talks to Ryan Warner.

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