Television program featuring panel discussions by pundits, politicians, and journalists. In the US, this means Crossfire, Meet The
Press, Nightline... MSNBC makes it a staple of their programming. Debate features a wide spectrum of viewpoints, from moderates (the center-right, erroneously called "liberals") to conservatives (often ex-Reagan and Bush appointees). Sometimes there's a lapse, and Christopher Hitchens is allowed on. Once.