[eDebate] Pittsburgh public debate - view it live on Wednesday April 18, 6 p.m. ET

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Sun Apr 15 17:00:54 CDT 2007


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http://www.comm.pitt.edu/news/debate/PublicDebateontheFutureofPittsburgh.html

DEBATE FORMAT

* Gordon Mitchell - moderator's introduction (10 minutes)

Part One: Dialectic

Topic area experts lay out pro and con arguments on each side of the
debate question, "Should Pittsburgh Merge its City and County
Governments?"

* Joan Riehm - opening pro speech (6 minutes)

* Questions from student debaters Colin Esgro and Melissa Mistretta (3
minutes)

* Frank Gamrat - opening con speech (6 minutes)

* Questions from student debaters Colin Esgro and Melissa Mistretta (3
minutes)

Part Two: Refraction

Topic area experts comment on the debate question from different perspectives

* David Miller - commentary (6 minutes)

* Questions from student debaters Colin Esgro and Melissa Mistretta (3
minutes)

* Sala Udin - commentary (6 minutes)

* Questions from student debaters Colin Esgro and Melissa Mistretta (3
minutes)

Part Three: Synthesis

Undergraduate debaters weave together common threads in the argument and
identify points of agreement and disagreement

* Colin Esgro - speech highlighting points of disagreement (4 minutes)

* Melissa Mistretta - speech highlighting points of agreement (4 minutes)

Part Four: Audience participation

* Moderated audience Q & A (15-20 minutes)

Part Five: Closing remarks

* Joan Riehm closing remarks (3 minutes)

* Frank Gamrat closing remarks (3 minutes)

* Sala Udin closing remarks (3 minutes)

* David Miller closing remarks (3 minutes)

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Gordon R. Mitchell
Associate Professor of Communication / Director of Debate
University of Pittsburgh
CL 1117, 4200 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: (412) 624-8531
Fax: (412) 624-1878
http://www.pitt.edu/~gordonm/








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