John Sides on debates, Graham Erion on Chevron

Oct 8, 2012

Tue. 10/9 8:30a: Do presidential debates actually matter? TV networks spend days, if not weeks, building up debate drama aren't likely to tackle that issue. 

But with all the talk about 'game changers' and momentum, do the debates actually play the role the media tell us they do? Political scientist John Sides has taken a look, and he'll join us to talk about it.  Also on CounterSpin: Chevron is going to great lengths to silence journalists reporting on its dealings in Ecuador. The latest maneuver is subpoenaing private email accounts. Is that even legal? And what's the story Chevron doesn't want told? We'll hear it from Graham Erion, legal counsel to the Rainforest Communities in Ecuador.