Listen to the national Democratic Presidential debate 12/4 on WUWM 89.7

By - Nov 29th, 2007 02:52 pm
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Milwaukee Public Radio will air the national Democratic Presidential debate live from 1:00-3:00PM (CT) on Tuesday, December 4, 2007. The national debates are an exclusive radio-only broadcast and will also stream online.

NPR News and Iowa Public Radio (IPR) are hosting this debate, which will be held at the State Historical Museum in Des Moines. NPR News journalists and hosts Steve Inskeep, Michele Norris, and Robert Siegel will serve as moderators.

The two-hour event, leading up to the Iowa Caucus, will offer the first audio-only debate of the presidential, using the format introduced in 2004 by NPR and the NPR Member Stations of Iowa. All major Democratic candidates are confirmed to attend. Breaking away from the question-and-answer structure traditionally presented by the television networks, the NPR/IPR debate will feature three areas of discussion and the moderators will enable the candidates to conduct a dialogue with each other.

Following the initial exclusive broadcast and webcast, NPR will make the recording fully accessible to all media outlets and individuals, without license restrictions. It will also be available for permanent on-demand streaming at NPR’s website and at wuwm.com.

NPR is offering listeners the opportunity to submit questions online. Visit wuwm.com to share your questions. NPR will put some of the questions to the candidates at the debate on December 4.

NPR and IPR are working with the Republican presidential candidates to reschedule the forum originally planned for December 3. The leading Republican candidates cited scheduling conflicts and multiple debate requests from news and political party organizations. NPR is currently working closely with them to identify another suitable
date and location.

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