Martha Raddatz Moderates

Martha Raddatz Moderates
3:00 | 10/10/12

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We're on the river with she is fearless. We are the lead ship in US carrier strike group and fair. I really had no idea I wanted to be journalists when I was young I just fell into it. In twenty years covering national security and foreign affairs Martha Raddatz has been eyewitness to the world in crisis. What is amazing about this night is the resilience of the Haitian people after all -- suffering. I want people to know about the world. I want them to remember I want people to feel I want people to question. To find answers he's traveled to a foreign countries and war zones to numerous accounts I -- in the backseat and the. Fighter -- the only reporter to fly in an actual combat missions over Afghanistan. From Iraq she turned her award winning war reporting into a New York Times best seller. And despite a long list of exclusive interviews with world leaders -- four star generals being named moderator of tonight's debate came as a complete shock. When I got the call. I joke that it was it was like you know winning the lottery and -- you hear that you've won the lottery whatever they say you after that you don't hear it. It is an honor to be honestly. With with. Two men who have devoted much of their lives to public service and to be able. For the nation to ask some questions. Surprisingly that tougher assignment for this season reporter is not dodging bullets on the front lines but being on stage between the two candidates. Perhaps it's navigating political barbs -- dealt -- body armor. But I might consider that staying out of the fray and brokering an honest conversation. The nation for the night. I hope it's a form in nineteen minutes where you really do. Learn more about the total picture. Of who these candidates are. And what difference they want to make I hope you find some truth in their answers and and buy them debating one another. -- duke that you configure a few things out that maybe you didn't during the campaign.

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