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"ALL AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL FORUMS ON PBS” MODERATED BY TAVIS SMILEY

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Democratic Candidates to Appear on Live Broadcast From Howard University in Washington, DC, Airing Nationwide on PBS on June 28

NOTE: DEADLINE FOR MEDIA RSVP AND TECHNICAL REQUESTS IS JUNE 12 AT 6 P.M. (PT) - FACILITY SPACE IS LIMITED

 


WHAT: The "All-American Presidential Forums" on PBS, moderated by Tavis Smiley, is an historic broadcast marking the first time that a panel exclusively comprised of journalists of color will be represented in primetime. Tavis Smiley, along with journalists Michel Martin of National Public Radio, nationally syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette Jr. and USA Today and Gannett News Service columnist DeWayne Wickham, will question candidates on issues ranging from healthcare and housing to Katrina relief, the economy and the environment, among others, as outlined in the #1 The New York Times best-seller, Covenant With Black America. This forum will provide the first major opportunity for the candidates to present a detailed discourse and dialogue on their social agendas.

(A second forum for Republican presidential candidates will be held on September 27, 2007, on the campus of Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.)

WHO: Democratic presidential candidates - U.S. Senator Joe Biden, U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton, U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd, former U.S. Senator John Edwards, former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel, U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich, U.S. Senator Barack Obama and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson.

WHERE AND WHEN:

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Howard University Cramton Auditorium

9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. ET

The Media Center will be located at the Blackburn Center on the Howard University campus. Space is limited. Howard University is located at 2455 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20059.

IMPORTANT: DEADLINE FOR ADVANCE MEDIA RESERVATIONS AND TECHNICAL REQUESTS

Due to space limitation and security issues, media is required to submit no later than Tuesday, June 12 at 6 p.m. all requests for credentials and for technical requirements (phone lines, electrical outlets, wireless or dedicated wire for data uplink, preferred method to access broadcast feed, etc). Registration can be conducted by calling 1-866-408-2804 or online at http://pressroom.pbs.org/programs/all-american_presidential.

Internet Wired, WiFi Wireless Service and Phone Orders: PBS will provide free wireless Internet service to journalists in the Media Center. Phone and Wired Ethernet orders will be coordinated through SBX Inc (formerly Soapbox).

Contacts

Dawn Bergantino dawn.bergantino@porternovelli.com

Patrice Geraghty patrice.geraghty@porternovelli.com