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Much ado about Candy Crowley, the first female debate moderator in 20 years

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Moderator Candy Crowley speaks during a town hall style debate at Hofstra University October 16, 2012 in Hempstead, New York. During the second of three presidential debates, the candidates fielded questions from audience members on a wide variety of issues. Pool/Getty Images

Much has been made of the selection of CNN's Candy Crowley as moderator for last night's town hall debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney. That's because it was the first time in 20 years that a woman has moderated a presidential debate.

The last time was in 1992, when ABC correspondent Carole Simpson conducted a Town Hall between candidates George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot.

She joins us from Boston with some perspective on what's changed in the last 20 years.

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