Pays To Know Your Sources

ABC has captured the most seats (four) on the debate panels, and some people in Washington wonder if it's a coincidence that the network also seems to enjoy the coziest relations with the Administration. White House correspondent Ann Compton, who has arranged blind dates for White House counsel C. Boyden Gray, was chosen for the Oct. 11 session. ABC political director Hal Bruno and correspondent Carole Simpson will be on later panels. NBC, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal have declined to participate, objecting to the protocol giving the candidates a say in choosing panel reporters.

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