Reporters from every major network and newspaper, including The New York Times and Washington Post, filled the press room for Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debate at the Fox Theatre in downtown Detroit, sponsored by CNN.
Reporters watched on multiiple TVs around the makeshift, cavernous room attached to Hockeytown Cafe, next to the Fox. When the debate was over, some of the candidates came to talk to Anderson Cooper and guests, and then to reporters in what is known in the business as the spin room.
Surrogates for the candidates also talked to the throng of reporters, hoping to influence perceptions.
Here are 11 photos of the scene: