National spotlight will shine on BGSU

ABC’s “World News With Charles Gibson” will be broadcasting live from campus on Tuesday, Oct. 7, as part of the network’s coverage of the presidential race.

Charles Gibson

According to ABC producers, plans call for Gibson to anchor the network’s evening newscast and co-anchor that evening’s presidential debate from BGSU. The debate takes place in Nashville.

A producer and video crew from ABC were at the University on Monday and Tuesday videotaping campus and conducting interviews with Dr. Melissa Miller, political science, members of her BG and editors of The BG News.

As part of the tentative plan, Gibson will watch the debate with 15-20 BGSU students and discuss their reactions afterward.

The Office of Marketing and Communications will work with ABC, the deans of the colleges, and student affairs to put together a cross-section of students for the panel.

The campus locations for Gibson’s broadcasts have not been finalized.

The BGSU stop is part ABC News’ seven-city bus tour through closely contested election “battleground states.”

Other stops on the tour include:
• Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 2
• Valdosta, Ga., on Oct. 3
• Dayton, Ohio, on Oct. 6
• Kalamazoo, Mich., on Oct. 8
• Racine, Wis., on Oct. 9
• Davenport, Ia., on Oct. 10

September 29, 2008