For a two hour debate, nothing noteworthy seemed to have transpired. From an aesthetic standpoint I can offer two observations. First, the set of the debate resemebled a TV gameshow more than a presidential debate. The candidates seemed to be directly facing each other, there were clocks in the background showing reponse time, and there was absolutely nothing that grabbed me as looking either Ukrainian or Presidential. Secondly, Yushenkos face, already ravaged by whatever happened to him (see previous post on that) did not look good on TV.

BBC has a write up here.

NYTimes has a write up from the AP here.