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WING TAPS REAL LIVE REPORTER

The New York Post reports that ex-ABC News anchor Forrest Sawyer will moderate The West Wing's presidential debate between the contenders played by Jimmy Smits and Alan Alda. Since the Nov. 6 episode will be broadcast live, producers reportedly wanted a seasoned newsman instead of an actor who might be "too nervous" or call out Bush on that whole New Orleans/black people thing.

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The New York Post reports that ex-ABC News anchor Forrest Sawyer will moderate The West Wing's presidential debate between the contenders played by Jimmy Smits and Alan Alda. Since the Nov. 6 episode will be broadcast live, producers reportedly wanted a seasoned newsman instead of an actor who might be "too nervous" or call out Bush on that whole New Orleans/black people thing.