This week’s podcast: debating the debates

The federal leaders election debate got debated with Scott Thompson on this week’s CHML radio podcast. Tuesdays english language debate drew a robust viewing audience: CTV 1,371,000, CBC 1,142,000, Global 597,000. Just 72,000 watched on TVO, moderator Steve Paikin’s home base.Strong numbers, but you know, almost as many people watched the premiere of Canadian Pickers… Read on

Leaders debate: the sound and the fury

I tried the old Kennedy/Nixon radio vs. TV test with Tuesday night’s Canadian Federal Leader’s Debate. According to pundits at the time–50 years ago–Richard Nixon sounded presidential and won that first televised presidential debate if you only listened in on the radio. On TV, however, his five o’clock shadow and flop sweat did him in and… Read on