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MEDIA ADVISORY

CONGRESSWOMAN LOUISE SLAUGHTER AND COUNTY EXECUTIVE MAGGIE BROOKS PARTICIPATE IN VOICE OF THE VOTER DEBATE

 

WHAT:  Voice of the Voter Debate between Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D) and County Executive Maggie Brooks (R)

WHEN:  Friday, October 19, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. (1 hour)

WHERE:  WXXI Studios, 280 State Street, Rochester, NY  14614

MEDIA CONTACT:                   Kristin Tutino, WXXI 585/259-5884
           
PANELISTS: WXXI's Bob Smith, Democrat and Chronicle's Jessica Alaimo, WDKX's Tariq Spence, and selected citizens
                                               
MODERATOR:  Sean Carroll, 13 WHAM-TV

FORMAT: Slaughter and Brooks will participate in a Voice of the Voter debate, and will answer questions posed by a panel of reporters and citizens.

BROADCAST: Friday, October 19, 2012
8 p.m. Radio Broadcast on WXXI-AM 1370/FM 91.5 HD2

8 p.m. TV Broadcast on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/Cable 1011 and 11)
and on 13 WHAM-TV

8 p.m. Online streaming at WXXI.org and DemocratandChronicle.com

VIEWING AFTER THE BROADCAST: Monday, October 22, 2012
Posted online at WXXI.org, DemocratandChronicle.com,                                                      13WHAM.com, and WDKX.com

TWITTER HASHTAG:  #vovdebate to follow or tweet

VOICE OF THE VOTER
The debate is part of Voice of the Voter, a collaboration among WXXI Public Broadcasting, Democrat and Chronicle, 13 WHAM TV and 103.9 WDKX, which is committed to bringing citizens’ concerns to the forefront in political issues. Voice of the Voter is made possible through support from The Community Foundation.

PRESS INFORMATION
• Arrive as early as 7:15 p.m., and no later than 7:45 p.m.

•  A ‘center cut’ SD analog video and audio pool feed will be made available. For technical questions, please contact Kent Hatfield at (585) 303-1816. ENG trucks should also contact Kent for parking information.

• Space permitting, you will be allowed in studio to watch the show. We will also have viewing in the conference room just outside the studio.

• Cameras are allowed in studio before and after the taping, but cameras cannot be used during the taping.

• It will be up to the candidates as to whether they will address the press after the program. If they agree, they can be interviewed on the set.

• Parking is available in the High Falls Garage – just south of WXXI. Parking in the WXXI Visitor Garage is reserved for guests taking part in the program.

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