Most people are not interested in true discourse and discussion today. Media today is aimed at creating viewership than informing the general public, which it does either through rhetoric or sensation. The attention span needed to deal with non-emotive discussions is almost too much for most people.
They should not invite ministers because all inconvenient questions have been answered logically and comprehensively. The truth is dull but lies, fabrication and half truths are more interesting. Which is what TOC is good at.
Gee..sad to hear this. One of the best debate forums with no hold bars that I really enjoyed.