President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden will have their microphones cut off in Thursday’s debate while their rival delivers their opening two-minute answer to each of the debate topics.
That's a start. I'd like to see both candidates with mics off while the moderator presents questions. I'd also like to see candidates called on alternately for specific periods of time while the opponent's mic is muted. Clocks should be visible to both debaters so they can continuously monitor how much time they have. No running over time. Mics muted at the time limit, even if the candidate is mid-sentence. No exceptions.
Also, no free-for-all time periods. Just, take turns, uninterrupted, on the clock.