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Last modified: Thursday, August 24, 2006

Media advisory - 2006 Indiana 9th District Debate

Aug. 24, 2006

Editors: Candidates in the 2006 Indiana 9th Congressional District race have agreed to meet for a live televised debate at the studios of WTIU Public Television on the Indiana University Bloomington campus, Thursday, Aug. 31, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. EDT. WTIU Public Television will produce the event. The station will also produce the live broadcast and distribute it to television and radio stations in Indiana and Louisville.

Republican Mike Sodrel, Democrat Baron Hill and Libertarian Eric Schansberg all have agreed to participate in the panel formatted event. WTIU-TV News Director Chuck Carney will act as the moderator. A panel of three journalists from throughout the district will ask questions. Viewers will be able to submit questions via toll-free telephone, fax and e-mail.

The debate will take place in WTIU-TV Studio 6, located at the IU Radio-TV Services Building, located between the Wells Library and the IU Auditorium at 1229 E. 7th St., Bloomington.

There will be no studio audience. Reporters from familiar media outlets will be allowed to view the debate inside the studio, but are required to request credentials in order to attend. Press photography will be limited to digital, non-flash cameras. Reaction and follow-up questions after the debate will take place in 15-minute intervals, based on the order determined by random draw prior to start of debate.

To request credentials, fill out the form below and return it via e-mail to Susan Williams at Or, you may fax the completed form to 812-856-4265. Credentials will be available for pick up at the entry to the IU Radio-TV Services Building beginning two hours prior to the debate.

IU's Hoosiers for Higher Education is sponsoring the debate.

Contact Larry MacIntryre, IU director of public communications, at 812-856-1172 or if you have questions.





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