FOX40 Tours GOP Debate Hall

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SIMI VALLEY--

FOX40 is in Simi Valley, at the Reagan Presidential Library, for CNN's GOP Debate.

In the pressĀ filing center, there are 800 credentialed members of the media - far more than any other debate at the library.

The debate hall itself features an impressive backdrop - Air Force One. This particular plane flew seven presidents, including Ronald Reagan for both of his terms.

Over eight days, 144 man-hours were spent setting up the 45-foot-tall stage.

Some of the podiums feature two pictures, as the crowded GOP field requires two, separate debates. During the debates, candidates may only have water, a pen and some paper; no notebooks or electronics.