For Immediate Release
Contact: Kristin Tutino, (585) 258-0253

MEDIA ADVISORY
BOB DUFFY, TIM MAINS, CHRIS MAJ, WADE NORWOOD AND JOHN PARRINELLO
VOICE OF THE VOTER MAYORAL FORUM AT WXXI
DATE: Monday, August 15
TAPE TIME: 5:30 p.m.

MEDIA
CONTACT: Kristin Tutino, WXXI
585/258-0253

FORMAT: The five mayoral candidates have been invited to join four citizens from the Voice of the Voter to discuss two topics: education in the city and quality of life issues (housing, downtown development).

MODERATOR: Michael Caputo, TV News & Public Affairs Director, WXXI-TV

SCHEDULE: 8/15 @ 5:30 p.m. taping @ WXXI Studio

8/15 @ 10 p.m. broadcast on WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11)

8/20 @ 3 p.m. broadcast on WXXI-AM 1370

WXXI ADDRESS: 280 State Street, Rochester, NY 14614

PRESS INFORMATION:

- Arrive as early as 4:30 p.m. and no later than 5:15 p.m.

- No members of the press, aside from the program collaborators, will be allowed in the studio during the taping. However, there will be a room with monitors for the press to view the taping of the forum.

- Voice of the Voter, a collaboration among Democrat and Chronicle, WXXI Public Broadcasting and 13 WHAM TV, is committed to bringing citizens’ concerns to the forefront in political issues.

- It is up to the mayoral campaigns as to whether the candidates will address the press after the forum. If they do, it will only be following the forum in an area provided by WXXI.

- Parking is available, in the High Falls Garage — just South of WXXI. Parking in the WXXI visitor’s garage is reserved for the citizens taking part in the taping.

- Please note: Reporters and cameras will be let into the studio 15 minutes before the taping to take some initial shots, but once the taping begins they will be escorted to the viewing room. After the taping, WXXI will provide reporters with a beta dub of the forum if requested.

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