AUSTIN - KXAN Austin News is partnering with the Lyndon B. Johnson Schoolof Public Affairs' Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) and theLBJ School student organization CLASS to provide the only majorbroadcast, multi-platform Austin Mayoral debate.
This debate will be an opportunity for the people of Austin tohave their questions answered directly by the candidates.
The event will be held Wednesday, April 22nd at 6:30pm from the 10th floor of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum and will be simulcast live on KXAN Austin News and KXAN.com.
The KXAN Austin News web team will be accepting viewer questionsbefore the debate. If you have a question, you are encouraged tosubmit it by going to KXAN.com, or to send it via email(firstname.lastname@example.org) and through TWITTER.
Several of these questions will be answered live by thecandidates during the simulcast.
Members of the debate audience will also be able to submitquestions on the evening of the debate.
The debate will be moderated by KXAN Austin News anchor, RobertHadlock. Panelists include the Director of the Center for Politicsand Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, Veronica VargasStidvent. Panelists also include Bruce Hight from the AustinAmerican Statesman and Cathy Kincaid, Executive Editor of theCommunity Impact Newspaper.
The TV/Internet simulcast will focus on the 3 major candidatesvying for Austin Mayor.
In the spirit of cooperation, KXAN invites all Austin mediato cover the debate. Clean feeds of the debate will be provided tocredentialed media. Bloggers will also be invited to watch thedebate live from a situation room inside the LBJ Library.Credential requests should be sent electronically toShane.Allen@kxan.com no later than 5pm on Monday April 20,2009.
Seating at the debate is limited. Seats will be available to thepublic on a first-come first served basis on the CPG website .
T he Center for Politics and Governance is the nexusof the theoretical and practical in the teaching of politics andpolitical leadership. We teach not simply how to master theexisting system, but how to make it function more effectively toachieve better results.
Citizens for Local and State Service (CLASS) is an LBJ School student organization dedicated to bringingmore attention to involvement in local communities. Students fromCLASS have provided research and logistics help for thedebate.
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