In the wake of a series of terror attacks in Paris on Friday that left over 100 people dead and 99 in critical condition, CBS announced that it would shift the focus of Saturday’s Democratic presidential debate to include discussion of the attacks, which led to an array of commentary from the three candidates.

Steve Capus, the executive editor of CBS News and the executive producer of CBS Evening News, said that when the news team learned about the attack during rehearsals on Friday, they “immediately shifted gears and reformulated questions to make them more directly related to the attacks” for Saturday night’s debate.

“American leadership is put to the test,” Capus said. “The entire world is looking to the White House. These people are vying to take over this office.”

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