Monday night's debate is a chance to change that. Let's hope that NBC is more patriotic than CBS, whose CEO boasted of Trump's candidacy, "It may not be good for America, but it's damn good for CBS."
"It's like waiting for the Ali-Frazier fight," Dick Cavett said of Monday's event. Presumably he meant the first Ali-Frazier bout, the one they called "the Fight of the Century."
But this isn't an entertainment spectacle -- even though it's being marketed like one. This is the Fight for the Century. Let's hope Clinton and Trump fight about things that matter.
An issues-driven debate might not be good for the networks, but it would be a lot better for America. If viewers want competitive sports, there's always Monday Night Football.
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