Just a quick thought. I think I know the method used by CNN to choose the people in the public:
They polled Americans in order to see how many Chuck Norris films they could name. The top contenders got a seat in the room.
I was appalled at what would get them riled up. They would boo and hiss whenever a spark of intelligent arguments were said (yeah, not too many of those with this bunch but there were a few) and applaud and cheer at cheesy remarks, hollywood-type taunts and nasty confrontations.
These people prove that ACCESS to education is not enough if you’re batshit crazy from the get-go.