Hiller Instinct: Interview with NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams
The Hiller Instinct: Hiller Instinct: Interview with NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams
7NEWS Political Editor Andy Hiller has more.
The last time the Democrats debated was their first time together on a stage, and the ringmaster was NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams.
"As a moderator, you're the viewers advocate... and you've got to jump in where you think people are screaming at their TV sets at home," said Williams.
It's easier said than done, admitted Williams, especially when there are eight democrats who want to be president -- more than enough for a moderator or a voter.
"There are too many candidates in the running," said Williams. "Natural selection and running out of money means it will thin down very quickly, and we will pine for the days when we had other people to go for diversity of opinion perhaps."
Still, said Williams, tonight is not too early to check in on a debate and check out all the candidates
"You can learn a lot about someone looking at how they think on their feet," said Williams. "They're thinking as hard as you'll ever see them think. They know a lot is on the line when they're formulating their answers."
Though no moderator ever gets to give one, here's a closing statement from Williams:
"Right now, it's very polite, and that's going to change," said Williams.
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