September 29, 2004

Campus hosts viewing, discussion
of final Bush-Kerry debate
Other debates televised at various campus venues

Government professors from California State University, Sacramento will host a special viewing and discussion of the final presidential debate between George Bush and John Kerry at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13 in Mariposa Hall 1000. The event is free and open to the public.

There will also be a viewing and discussion of the only scheduled vice presidential debate at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5 in Mendocino Hall 1005.

In addition, all of the debates will be shown on campus on televisions in the University Union.

The goal of the hosted viewings on Oct. 5 and 13 is to allow students, other members of the campus community and the public a chance to discuss the debate with one another rather than deferring to political pundits. The professors – who have expertise in presidential politics, media and politics, and campaigning – will be on hand to facilitate discussion and answer questions.

The presidential debate on Oct. 13 is the last of three debates, with the others set for Sept. 30 and Oct. 8. It will be broadcast from Arizona State University and will focus on domestic and economic policy.

Members of the media are invited to attend the campus discussions – contact Sacramento State public affairs in advance at (916) 278-6156. Media may also seek student interviews at all four televised debates in the Union and in public areas of campus. The public affairs office can help arrange interviews with faculty experts.

More information about the hosted viewings is available by contacting government professor Kimberly Nalder at (916) 278-6693.

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