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Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento
Media information: Sept. 24 recall debate coverage
At least 500 media
personnel from more than 100 outlets are expected to cover the Sept. 24 recall
debate from California State University, Sacramento. It promises to be an exciting
and somewhat chaotic day.
For media arriving early, stand-ups and interviews may be done at Serna Plaza
adjacent to the University Union or any other public area of campus. Also, there
will be three briefings by CSUS and other Capital Region experts on topics related
to the recall from 2 to 4 p.m. in the University Library room 11. Topics will
include: Recall 101; what each candidate needs to do to “win” the
debate; and a review of debate questions. The briefings are open to the media
and the public. After the briefings, Library room 11 will serve as the overflow
media room, with live feeds of the debate and post-debate press conferences.
Although circumstances will likely change throughout the day, here are
some general tips for media planning to cover the event:
- The debate venue
is the University Ballroom within the University Union. It is open to invited
guests only, including more than 150 CSUS students. Pool footage will be provided
by Pacific Satellite Network and pool photography will be provided by the
- Media inquiries
may be directed to staff at the media room – located in the Union Redwood
Room – or at Serna Plaza next to the Union.
coordinates have changed. Television primary satellite coordinates:
KU-Band Analog, Galaxy 11, Transponder K16, DLF 12018 Vertical, Audio Subcarriers
6.2 = English and 6.8 = Spanish. Television back-up satellite coordinates:
C-Band Analog, Galaxy 4R, Transponder 23, DLF 4160 Horizontal - Audio Subcarriers
6.2 = English and 6.8 = Spanish. Radio satellite coordinates: AMC8, Transponder
23, Satsvcs 06 L/R, Left channel = English Right channel = Spanish. Radio
program is also available on AT&T telephone bridges, English dial (888)
273-9885, Spanish dial (800) 450-0788. Transmission starts at 5:45
- Parking for
media trucks only will be in lot 6 next to the University Union. Media passenger
vehicles may park in the south part of campus – place a business card
or other identifier on dash. Maps and directions are available at drive-up
booths at both campus entrances or by clicking “About CSUS” at
- There will be
a designated media area at Serna Plaza, immediately adjacent to the University
Union. Reporters are also free to go to any of the public areas of the Union
and the rest of campus to conduct interviews, etc.
- Officials from
political parties, CSUS and the Broadcasters Association, as well as experts
in California politics, are expected to be available to speak with reporters
at Serna Plaza before the debate and in the lobby area near the media room
after the debate.
- Candidate supporters
and protestors are expected to be near Serna Plaza and on the other side of
the Union near the University Library.
- Only media credentialed
in advance will have access to the media room –in the University Union
Redwood Room – and to the expected post-debate press conferences with
candidates. It will be open from noon to 10 p.m. An overflow media room with
monitors showing the debate and follow-up press conferences will be available
to reporters with current CHP, Governor’s Office or similar credentials.
and other questions: Vic Biondi at (916) 967-0990. Trouble number is
(916) 446-7890, and emergency secondary trouble number is (916) 806-7496.
public affairs: (916) 278-6156 and www.csus.edu/news.
Staff at media room and Serna Plaza the day of debate. Maps and directions:
Click “About CSUS” at www.csus.edu.
California State University, Sacramento Public Affairs
6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 (916) 278-6156