[eDebate] Join our coverage team for Sunday's Democratic Debate!
Fri Aug 17 18:23:57 CDT 2007
Let's show what the collective power of this debate community is.
Paul Johnson and Jane Munksgaard will be on the front lines in Des
Moines Sunday morning for the ABC "This Week" debate for the Democratic
nomination candidates at Drake University. I helped get them press
passes via Huffington Post and DebateScoop based on the promise that
debate people have unique capacity to cover candidate debates (as unlike
"real" debate as they may be).
Our biggest strengths are in asking good follow up questions (cross ex)
and in calling b.s. on an argument (I call that "argument check" -- like
fact checking but assessing the argument quality instead of truth or
falsity of a fact.).
Jane and Paul will get to go to the spin room to do the c-x. But we need
more to complete the process.
What you can do to help:
1) Watch the debate live and join us in the chatroom we will set up to
discuss the best potential follow up questions and suspicious arguments.
2) Do a quick argument check, doing quick spot research to back up the
argument check or to help frame the cross ex (good, quick researchers
3) Help transcribe the tapes of the cross ex so that the material can be
posted and used for analysis as quickly as possible after the debate
(good quick typing skills appreciated!).
Time frame: the live debate is from 8-9:30 CENTRAL time. A list of the
markets where the debate is aired in its entirety live is below.
Even if you cannot participate live, you can help.
1) We will need transcription beginning around noon central time. We
will have short digital tapes of c-x of candidates or their surrogates.
Each transcription job might take a half hour or so.
2) Some of the argument check may take longer and you can pick up an
"assignment" in the chat room even if you cannot hear the debate live.
3) After we have all of the raw material assembled, feel free to write
your own analysis for DebateScoop or possibly the Huffington Post "Off
the Bus" project.
To participate, send me an e-mail and I will keep you updated on further
LIST OF MARKETS CARRYING ENTIRE DEBATE LIVE (times are local):
KTXS Abilene-Sweetwater 8:00 AM
KLAX Alexandria, LA 8:00 AM
KVII Amarillo 8:00 AM
KBMT Beaumont-Port Arthur 8:00 AM
WIVT Binghamton 9:00 AM
KIVI Boise 7:00 AM
WCVB Boston 9:00 AM
WVNY Burlington-Plattsburgh 9:00 AM
KTWO Casper-Riverton 8:00 AM
KCRG Cedar Rapids-Waterloo&Dubq 8:00 AM
WSOC Charlotte 9:00 AM
WTVC Chattanooga 9:00 AM
WCPO Cincinnati 9:00 AM
WEWS Cleveland 9:00 AM
WQAD Davenport-R.Island-Moline 8:00 AM
WKEF Dayton 9:00 AM
WOI Des Moines-Ames 8:00 AM
WDIO Duluth-Superior 8:00 AM
WJET Erie 9:00 AM
WEHT Evansville 8:00 AM
WZVN Ft. Myers-Naples 9:00 AM
WCJB Gainesville 9:00 AM
WOTV Grand Rapids-Kalmzoo-B.Crk 9:00 AM
WZZM Grand Rapids-Kalmzoo-B.Crk 9:00 AM
WBAY Green Bay-Appleton 8:00 AM
WCTI Greenville-N.Bern-Washngtn 9:00 AM
WHTM Harrisburg-Lncstr-Leb-York 9:00 AM
WHSV Harrisonburg 9:00 AM
WTNH Hartford & New Haven 9:00 AM
KHGI Lincoln & Hstngs-Krny Plus 8:00 AM
KLKN Lincoln & Hstngs-Krny Plus 8:00 AM
WEAR Mobile-Pensacola 8:00 AM
KAQY Monroe-El Dorado 8:00 AM
WABC New York 9:00 AM
KTVO Ottumwa-Kirksville 8:00 AM
WSIL Paducah-C.Gird-Harbg-Mt VN 8:00 AM
WMBB Panama City 8:00 AM
WMTW Portland-Auburn 9:00 AM
WPRU Puerto Rico 9:00 AM
KOTA Rapid City 7:00 AM
WSET Roanoke-Lynchburg 9:00 AM
KAAL Rochestr-Mason City-Austin 8:00 AM
KSAT San Antonio 8:00 AM
KCAU Sioux City 8:00 AM
WBND South Bend-Elkhart 9:00 AM
KSPR Springfield, MO 8:00 AM
WGGB Springfield-Holyoke 9:00 AM
WWSB Tampa-St. Pete,Sarasota 9:00 AM
KTKA Topeka 8:00 AM -- justin
WGTU Traverse City-Cadillac 9:00 AM
KGUN Tucson(Nogales) 7:00 AM
KTUL Tulsa 8:00 AM
WUTR Utica 9:00 AM
KAVU Victoria 10:00 AM
KAKE Wichita-Hutchinson Plus 8:00 AM
WWAY Wilmington 9:00 AM
KAPP Yakima-Pasco-Rchlnd-Knnwck 8:00 AM
Ross K. Smith
Director of Debate
Wake Forest University
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