The Nation: HOW TO IMPROVE THE DEBATES

Is there a better way? This week representatives of the League of Women Voters will meet with agents from the Ford and Carter camps to chew over changes that could make the next two debates (on Wednesday Oct. 6 and Friday Oct. 22) more exciting and informative. There is, of course, no way of overcoming the limitations of television, which is simply not a medium suited to rational explanation of complex subjects. At any rate, the White House, figuring that Ford won Round 1 and should do well in the future, likes the old format just fine. Carter's forces by week's...