For release: October 3, 2008
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
The departments of Political Science and International Studies at the University of
Memphis, the City of Memphis, and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy
at the University of Tennessee Knoxville are jointly hosting an opportunity for the
U of M campus community and the general public to watch the presidential debate Tuesday,
Oct. 7, and, afterward, to participate in a live videoconference discussion with debate-viewers
from five other Tennessee universities.
Seating will begin at 7:45 p.m. for the debate, which will be held at Belmont University
in Nashville. Scheduled to attend the U of M venue are Memphis Mayor Willie W. Herenton
and U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen.
The event will provide an opportunity for people to share their impressions, thoughts,
and questions about the debate. Audiences will also assemble at UT Knoxville, UT
Martin, UT Chattanooga, Tennessee State University in Nashville, and East Tennessee
State University in Johnson City to watch the debate and to participate in the hour-long
videoconference discussion immediately following the debate.
The Rose Theatre is located immediately east of the Student Plaza and the Administration
Building. Parking is available in the Zach Curlin garage or in the Southern Avenue
For more information, call 901-678-2395.