Charlie Gibson Gives It One Last College Try

By Chris Ariens 

As he received his Quinnipiac University Fred Friendly First Amendment Award yesterday, ABC Newsman Charlie Gibson proposed that Sens. McCain & Obama commit to town hall meetings in the model of the seminars which also carry the Fred Friendly name:

“I loved watching the best of minds wrestling with hypothetical situations posed by expert moderators-and they always taught me a great deal. John McCain and Barack Obama have agreed in principle to a series of town meetings. I’d love for one of them to be a Fred Friendly seminar. Let Arthur Miller of the NYU Law School posit a situation with terrorism at its center, juxtaposing individual rights with the need for national security. I would venture to say it might be a useful way to judge the candidates side by side.”

…Televised, on say, ABC?