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Lehrer says audience is sworn to silence. Yeah, right

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By RICHARD ROEPER


Jim Lehrer: "The audience here has promised to remain silent." In the history of these debates, has that promise ever been kept through the entire evening? You know there's going to be a moment when someone gets a big laugh or an applause line, and Lehrer has to remind everyone to stay quiet.

And then it'll happen again. It's not like they're going to clear the room if the crowd occasionally applauds or breaks into laughter.

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Well now, don't You look foolish Richard?
The audience was very respectful and Mr. Lehrer never once had to admonish them.

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