Presidential Debates: Do They Even Matter? (VIDEO)

10/01/2012 01:08 pm ET | Updated Dec 01, 2012

There's a lot of buzz leading up to the first presidential debate on Wednesday. But has a debate truly ever transformed the race - or won the White House?

Marc Lamont Hill talked with a group of debate experts and community members on whether the debates even matter anymore. Join Marc were David Birdsell, co-author of "Presidential Debates: The Challenge of Creating An Informed Electorate;" Dotty Lynch, former senior political editor at CBS News; Tom Cunnhingham, a HuffPost community member and voter in California; and Howard Fineman, editorial director at the Huffington Post.

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