Diane Sawyer Pegged to Moderate First Town Hall

By Chris Ariens 

ABC News is enlisting the help of Mayor Mike Bloomberg as it hopes to broadcast a town hall style meeting between John McCain and Barack Obama. In an invitation letter to the candidates, Mayor Bloomberg and ABC News president David Westin write, “We are thrilled to see you both embrace the idea of joint town hall meetings where voters can an have unfiltered opportunity to hear how each candidate would address the great issues facing our country.”

ABC’s Diane Sawyer would moderate the event at New York’s Federal Hall.

Last Wednesday, McCain proposed that he and Obama should hold weekly town hall style meetings beginning at Federal Hall this week.