The televised town hall discussion format has been a staple of CNN for decades. Originally done via phoned in questions from viewers, the news channel has since shifted to live group chats and has been doing many of them during this presidential campaign.
After airing several featuring candidates from the Republican and Democratic parties, CNN announced Wednesday that it will also be conducting a town hall with Green Party candidate Jill Stein on Wednesday, August 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Undoubtedly, the move comes after the network had aired two separate discussions featuring the Libertarian Party ticket of former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson and former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld.
In the past four elections, the Green Party has not managed to garner more than the 3 percent of the vote that Ralph Nader earned during his 2000 campaign.