PBS NewsHour

Why it pays to host a presidential debate

Clip: 10/06/2016 | 7m 28s

Farmville, Virginia, has a population of just over 8,000. But that number swelled on Tuesday when the first and only vice presidential debate of 2016 was held at Longwood University. Hosting a nationally televised debate is a huge investment in time and resources, but it also garners sizable returns. Special correspondent Roben Farzad reports.

Aired: 10/06/16

Rating: NR

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