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As Biz Interest Grows, Viewers Getting Crash Course

quick_10-6.jpgThe Boston Globe’s Joanna Weiss writes about the balance needed to present business news information to viewers in a way they can understand and appreciate.

She uses a weather analogy to describe the difference between “business news” and “regular news.” “The anchor can affect the direction of the storm,” writes Weiss. “Or speak in a language you may not understand. Or get so caught in the market’s momentum that it’s hard to tell political analysis from panic.”

glick_10-6.jpgFBN’s Alexis Glick says it’s easy to get caught up in the “mechanics” of telling the story. “We just get too inside the minutiae of the arguments that are going on internally between Wall Street and congressional members and economists,” she says.

Also quoted in the story are CNBC’s Becky Quick, Joe Kernen and FBN’s Eric Bolling, who describe the “thousands” of emails they have been receiving. And the viewers appreciate the response. Kernen says, “some have e-mailed to say that after watching for a few days, they now understand much more of the business language they’re hearing.”

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Debate Reaction: Debating Lehrer

lehrer_9-27.jpgThe first presidential debate, and which candidate won, has been discussed on TV, in print, in focus groups and more. But how did moderator Jim Lehrer do? Some reaction:

• Politico’s Michael Calderone writes about the difference between Lehrer and past moderators this political season. “Moderator Jim Lehrer didn’t grandstand like other high-profile journalists during the primaries, and engaged the candidates, courteously pushing them to provide more specifics on what they would actually do in office,” he writes. “There weren’t any ‘gotcha’ questions to trip anyone up, or cause a major gaffe.”

Joanna Weiss writes in the Boston Globe about the staging and Lehrer stepping out of his comfort zone. “This was a setting meticulously designed for statesmanship…red carpet, blue curtain backdrop, a giant eagle hanging from the wall, and Lehrer at a desk, sober and refreshingly personality-free,” she writes. “Except that Lehrer clearly didn’t want it this way. He may be the quintessential even-keeled PBS anchor, but he knows good TV — and compelling debate — when he sees it. And in his quiet, understated way, he tried his best to goad the two into battle.”

• The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank describes the “lukewarm” debate. “When they opened their mouths, what came out was neither hot nor cold, but a tepid gruel,” Milbank writes. “McCain was controlled. Obama was succinct. And both were so mild that moderator Jim Lehrer didn’t know what to do. ‘Talk to each other,’ he urged. ‘Say it directly to him,’ he pleaded.”