Jim Lehrer Defends His Performance

Jim Lehrer Defends His Performance
Stand-ins for moderator Jim Lehrer, center, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, and President Barack Obama, right, run through a rehearsal for a debate at the University of Denver Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, in Denver. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will hold their first debate Wednesday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

The only person getting more criticism for their performance in this week's presidential debate is the moderator, Jim Lehrer.

 
But in his first post-debate interview, he tells POLITICO that he was simply fulfilling his new mission, which was to allow the candidates to engage one another without interruption.
 
We talk with Dylan Byers, Media Reporter for POLITICO.