November 4, 2015
CBS NEWS ANNOUNCES PLANS AND PANELISTS FOR DIVISION-WIDE,
MULTI-PLATFORM COVERAGE OF ITS DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE ON NOV.
14 AT DRAKE UNIVERSITY IN DES MOINES, IOWA
CBS News’ Nancy
Cordes, CBS Des Moines Affiliate KCCI’s Kevin Cooney and the Des Moines
Register’s Kathie Obradovich Will Join Principal Moderator John
CBS News announced today details of its division-wide, multi-platform
coverage of the Democratic presidential debate on Nov. 14, 2015
(9:00 PM-11:00 PM, ET/6:00 PM-8:00 PM, PT) at Drake University in Des
Moines, Iowa. The debate, the first on a broadcast network this
campaign season, will air live on the CBS Television Network, in
conjunction with CBS’s Des Moines affiliate KCCI and the Des
Joining FACE THE NATION anchor and principal moderator John Dickerson
as panelists will be CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes,
KCCI anchor Kevin Cooney and the Des Moines Register’s political
columnist Kathie Obradovich.
Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley have been invited
to participate in the debate.
CBS News’ digital streaming news network, will offer a special 9:00 PM,
ET/6:00 PM, PT stream of the debate, enhanced with real-time Twitter
trends, instant reactions, curated Tweets and other key information
onscreen. CBSN's live, anchored coverage will be available to users
across all leading digital platforms, including key connected TV
devices, mobile devices, and online. CBS News Chief White House
Correspondent Major Garrett will kick off CBSN’s pre-debate coverage at
8:00 PM, ET/5:00 PM, PT live from Drake University and anchor
post-debate coverage at 11:00 PM, ET/8:00 PM, PT.
CBS News’ partnership with Twitter
will provide viewers with
an enhanced experience that will extend across the Network’s broadcast
coverage and on CBSN. The official hashtag will be #DemDebate.
CBS Radio News will offer live,
anchored coverage of the
debate to its 600 affiliates. The debate coverage will be available on
the CBS Radio News digital stream on Radio.com and on its iPhone and
Immediately afterward, CBS Newspath
provide live reports to CBS affiliates around the country. Weijia Jiang
and Marlie Hall will be in Des Moines covering the debate and the news
CBS News’ extensive
coverage of the debate will continue on Nov. 15, when Dickerson anchors
FACE THE NATION live from Drake University in Des Moines.
The Democratic debate is the first of two such events CBS News will
broadcast this election season. CBS News will also broadcast a
Republican debate from Greenville, S.C. on Feb. 13, 2016. The
format as well as additional event details will be released at a later
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October 30, 2015
Ticket information for DNC presidential debate on Nov. 14
Democratic National Committee has issued Drake University a limited
number of tickets for the nationally televised live Democratic
presidential candidate debate to be held in Sheslow Auditorium on
Saturday, Nov. 14.
Tickets are available to current Drake
students, faculty, and staff members, and will be allocated by random
lottery with priority given to students. Members of the Drake community
received instructions for requesting a ticket via campus-wide email.
Each request is for only one ticket, and Drake is not providing tickets
for family, friends, or alumni. Drake University is not
planning to make tickets available to the general public.
All members of the Drake community who
are chosen to receive a ticket will be notified by Friday, Nov. 6,
using the preferred email address provided in their request. Tickets
are nontransferable. Tickets and photo IDs will be required at the door.
All attendees will be required to be
seated by 7 p.m. on debate night, and will need to remain in Sheslow
Auditorium for the entirety of the program, until 10 p.m. Those who are
unable to commit to attending the entire debate program are asked not
to request a ticket.
Additional details regarding building
access, street closures, and parking restrictions will be distributed
to the Drake community next week.
August 6, 2015
Drake scheduled to host nationally televised DNC debate
Drake University and the Iowa Democratic Party will host a live,
nationally televised debate among Democratic presidential candidates in
Sheslow Auditorium on November 14, 2015. The event broadcast by
News and KCCI, in conjunction with The Des Moines Register, will be the
Democratic National Committee’s only sanctioned presidential candidate
debate in Iowa prior to the state’s first-in-the-nation caucuses on
“We are honored to again play a central role in the presidential
election process,” said Drake University President Earl F. Martin. “As
Des Moines’ largest private university we believe we have a core
responsibility to promote civil dialogue and serve as a hub for civic
and political engagement. From our location in Iowa’s capital, we are
proud to have developed a reputation as the capital of the Iowa
The Drake University campus has become a fixture in the nation’s
presidential election process. The University has hosted at least one
nationally televised presidential candidate debate during each
presidential campaign cycle since 2007, extending Drake’s visibility to
millions of households across the country and around the world.
Additional details of the Nov. 14 debate, including time, ticket
information, and moderators, are forthcoming from Drake, CBS News and
the Democratic National Committee.
In addition, Drake is also set to host a pair of presidential
candidate forums focused on issues of concern to minorities. The Brown
and Black forum for Republican presidential candidates will be held
Dec. 3, and the Brown and Black Forum for Democratic presidential
candidates will be held Jan. 11, both in Sheslow Auditorium.
Drake students are among the chief beneficiaries of the campus’
vibrant political environment—and opportunities aren’t limited to
students majoring in political science; law, politics, and society;
journalism-related fields; and strategic political communications.
“Students of all fields of study have a rich diversity of
opportunities to experience the political process in a variety of
forms,” said Associate Professor of Political Science Rachel Paine
Caufield, director of Drake’s Iowa Caucus Project. “Our students
benefit from paid internships with national media outlets, personal
meetings with candidates, interactions with hundreds of journalists,
and prime seats to prime-time news events. We are excited about the
opportunity to partner with CBS News, KCCI, and The Des Moines Register
on this upcoming debate, and we look forward to a multitude of other
opportunities that may arise this campaign season."
August 10, 2015
CBS NEWS WILL PRESENT AN EARLY DEBATE FOR DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL
CANDIDATES AND A CRITICAL FEBRUARY FACE-OFF FOR REPUBLICANS AS PART THE
NETWORK’S EXTENSIVE CAMPAIGN 2016 COVERAGE
CBS News will present an
early debate for Democratic candidates and a critical February face-off
for Republicans in the race for the White House as part the Network’s
extensive Campaign 2016 coverage.
CBS News will broadcast the Nov. 14, 2015 Democratic debate
from Des Moines, Iowa, in conjunction with CBS affiliate KCCI-TV
and the Des Moines Register. The Network will also broadcast
13, 2016 Republican debate from Greenville, S.C. Both
events will be 90 minutes in length and start at 9:00 PM, ET. The
formats for each debate as well as additional event details will be
released at a later date.
The debates will be carried live on the CBS Television Network and
across all CBS News platforms. In addition to live broadcasts of
each debate, CBS News journalists will provide original reporting on
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