CNN And YouTube To Host First-ever Voter-Generated Presidential Debates

Posted: Jun 16 2007, 9:40am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 2:22am CDT, in Technology News


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CNN and YouTube to host first-ever Voter-Generated Presidential Debates

Youtube and CNN partner to create a live forum for user submitted video questions, which will be broadcast and answered by the candidates on CNN.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper will moderate the two-hour debates and pose follow-up questions.
YouTube users will be able to submit their questions at this page on Youtube. The Democratic debate, the first Democratic National Committee-sanctioned presidential forum of the 2008 election cycle, will be held at the Citadel in Charleston, S.C. from 7:00 to 9:00 PM (ET), on Monday, July 23, and will air live on CNN. The Republican presidential forum hosted by CNN and YouTube will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 PM (PT), on Monday, Sept 17, in Florida.

CNN will produce the televised events and will select the questions used in the debates. Select YouTube users will be among the live audience.
Via this press-release. See also the video below explaining the interesting UCC presidential debate initiative.

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