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CNN Adds Simulcast of Democrats Debate at UWM

PBS NewsHour co-anchors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will moderate the debate.

By - Feb 5th, 2016 03:18 pm

MILWAUKEE _ PBS NewsHour announced that in addition to broadcasting live on PBS and streaming live on www.pbs.org/newshour, the PBS NewsHour Democratic Primary Debate – to be held at 8 p.m. Feb. 11 in UW-Milwaukee’s Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts – will be simulcast live on CNN. The debate also will be live streamed online at cnn.com and across mobile via CNNgo and simulcast on CNN International and CNN en Espanol.

PBS NewsHour co-anchors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will moderate the debate between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders.

UW-Milwaukee is providing information about traffic and parking restrictions on and around campus before and after the debate. Specific details are subject to change. Updates will be available at uwm.edu/news.

  • Kenwood Boulevard will be closed to traffic between Downer Avenue on the east and Maryland Avenue on the west, beginning at 6 a.m.  Feb. 11. The street is expected to reopen in the early morning of Feb. 12. Traffic on Kenwood Boulevard also may be affected on Feb. 10 and Feb. 12 because of TV satellite trucks parked there.
  • Milwaukee County Transit buses in the area of the UWM Student Union on Kenwood Boulevard will be rerouted from Feb. 10-12. Details are available at www.ridemcts.com.
  • Additional streets south of campus will be closed to traffic beginning at 6 a.m. Feb. 11 between Kenwood Boulevard and Linwood Avenue. These streets include Farwell Avenue, Prospect Avenue and Stowell Avenue. Police will control access to local residences.
  • The Northwest Quadrant will be a staging area throughout Feb. 11, with limited access to the adjacent parking garage.
  • The Zelazo Center parking lot will be closed to all traffic beginning at 6 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, through the evening of Feb. 12.

About UWM

As Wisconsin’s only public urban research university, UW-Milwaukee has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching and entrepreneurism. On a budget of $667 million, UW-Milwaukee educates more than 27,000 students and is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin. Its economic impact is more than $1.5 billion per year in Wisconsin alone. The Princeton Review named UWM a “2016 Best Midwestern” university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews.

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