Debate Moderators

October 21, 2012 - 3:33 PM
FILE - In this July 23, 2009 file photo, CBS newsman Bob Schieffer, right,arrives for Walter Cronkite's funeral at St. Bartholomew's Church on Park Ave. in New York. Beneath Schieffer's Southern charm is the tough spine of someone used to dealing with politicians. The moderator of Monday's final presidential debate will need it, because it has been open season on the other journalists who have done that job this campaign. Thanks to a bitter campaign rivalry, thriving partisan media outlets and the growth of social media, debate moderator is approaching baseball umpire on the scale of thankless jobs. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)