10/14/2012 12:49 pm ET Updated Oct 14, 2012

Martha Raddatz Dazzles At Presidential Debate

After Jim Lehrer was widely criticized for his hands-off moderation of the first presidential debate, Martha Raddatz took the stage at the vice presidential debate on Thursday with plenty of pressure to keep Joe Biden and Paul Ryan under control and on topic.

Raddatz did that and more.

In a performance praised for its tenacity and impressive follow-ups, the veteran ABC News correspondent pushed the sitting and would-be VP to answer questions in detail, stick to their time limits, and address uncomfortable topics.

In honor of her deft debate moderation, we gathered Raddatz's many moments of tough questioning, determined follow-ups, and confident steering of the conversation at the VP rumble in Kentucky. Watch the video above.