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2012-10-16 11:23:22

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, producer of the PBS NewsHour, numerous documentaries and civic engagement projects, is pleased to announce its expansion into e-publishing with the release of "Debating our Destiny: Presidential Debate Moments That Shaped History," a new line of books and videos. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2012-10-02 06:23:17

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to an organized email and letter-writing campaign, three of the ten corporations identified as sponsors of the Commission on Presidential Debates have withdrawn their sponsorship. Over the past week, advertising agency BBH New York, nonprofit organization YWCA, and tech giant Philips North America have terminated their sponsorship as a result of accusations that the Commission is anti-democratic and subservient to the major...

2012-09-27 10:27:08

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) today announced "The Voice Of ___," the online destination for the 2012 presidential debates. Beginning later this month, "The Voice Of ___" digital initiative will provide the American public with access to information about the issues at large, feature the live debates, allow access to archival debate footage, and give people throughout the country the opportunity to share their voice. "The Voice Of...

2012-09-20 10:24:04

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Election watchdog group Open Debates criticized the Commission on Presidential Debates for revealing the subject matters to be covered during the first presidential debate on October 3. Yesterday, for the first time in history, the Commission on Presidential Debates informed the candidates ahead of time of what topics will be covered by the moderator during the first presidential debate. The Commission announced that three questions will...

2012-08-23 06:23:31

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Election watchdog group Open Debates (www.OpenDebates.org) has called on the Commission on Presidential Debates to make public the secret debate contract negotiated by the Obama and Romney campaigns. Robert F. Bauer of the Obama campaign and Benjamin L. Ginsberg of the Romney campaign negotiated a detailed contract that dictates many of the terms of the 2012 presidential debates. The Commission on Presidential Debates, a private...

2012-08-20 02:27:55

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNITY Journalists joins the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in calling for the Commission on Presidential Debates to add a journalist of color to its moderators for the presidential debates. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120803/DC51941LOGO-b) The lack of racial and ethnic diversity among the debate moderators is a problem, and the CPD should take steps to ensure that debate moderators reflect the racial and...

2008-09-26 12:00:18

ImpreMedia, the #1 Hispanic news and information company in the U.S. in online and print, and MySpace, the world's premier social network, today announced that they will again team up to offer Spanish-language coverage of the Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates. ImpreMedia's online portal, impre.com, will host live feeds of the Debates and provide simultaneous translation of the debates into Spanish, making the Debates accessible for the first time in Spanish to Spanish-preferred...

2008-09-26 06:00:24

By Al Neuharth OXFORD, Miss. -- The first presidential debate may or may not go exactly as planned here tonight at Ole Miss. This red, white and blue decorated campus was abuzz Thursday. Faculty, students and thousands of visitors -- including scores of newsmen and women -- debated whether John McCain's call for cancellation was a patriotic move or a political stunt. But this seems certain about the three debates that are scheduled -- moderators will be these three old, white, male TV...

2008-09-17 09:00:27

MySpace, the world's premier social network, and the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) today announced the launch of its toolset for MyDebates.org, a new website that will house interactive tools for viewers to virally engage in the political process, including a personalized issue scorecard, polling, reportable national statistics, live web streaming and much more. MyDebates.org is part of a landmark partnership between MySpace and the CPD for the upcoming presidential and vice...

2008-08-06 09:00:24

MySpace, the world's premier social network, and the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) today announced a landmark partnership for the upcoming Presidential and Vice Presidential Debate series. In support of the partnership, MySpace will launch 'MyDebates.org' - a new website that will offer a host of interactive tools for viewers to virally engage in the political process. The partnership marks the first time that the CPD has paired with an Internet property to include online...