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Preparing for health debate, and its TV audience

New York Times, February 25, 2010

From the seating arrangements to the camera positions and buffet lunch, today's bipartisan healthcare summit has been carefully orchestrated after days of negotiations that led to a walk-through on Wendesday for Congressional aides, the New York Times reports. Both parties spent Wednesday preparing, and Republicans met to plot strategy even as they continued to deride the event as “political theater,” the Times reports.