CNN: We Gave Student Debate Question


Cable News Network admitted Tuesday that one of its producers fed a question to a Brown University student during its Rock the Vote presidential-candidate debate Nov. 4, AP reported.

The network said a producer told Alexandra Trustman to ask the candidates whether they preferred the PC or Macintosh computer format.

"In an attempt to encourage a lighthearted moment in this debate, a CNN producer working with Ms. Trustman clearly went too far," CNN spokeswoman Christa Robinson told AP, adding that all of the other questions from the audience originated from the person asking them.