King’s hosts ‘Debate Watch’ to analyze upcoming presidential debates

King’s hosts ‘Debate Watch’ to analyze upcoming presidential debates

For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958

September 26, 2012 – The King’s College Mass Communications Department will host a presidential Debate Watch to inform and involve voters on the political process and lead a discussion of the issues addressed during the upcoming presidential and vice presidential candidate debates.

The King’s College Debate Watch 2012 will take place for the Presidential Debate on Domestic Policy on Oct. 3 and the Presidential Debate on Foreign Policy on Oct. 22 in the Snyder Conference Room, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, located between North Main and North Franklin streets.

The Vice Presidential Debate on Foreign and Domestic Policy on Oct. 11 and the Presidential Town Hall Debate on Foreign and Domestic Policy on Oct. 16 will be held in the Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, located on North River Street.

The Debate Watch begins at 8:30 p.m. prior to each debate. All debates are scheduled from 9-10:30 p.m. The events are free and open to the public. Each Debate Watch session will have a 30-minute introduction of that evening’s debate, a live viewing, followed by a question and answer session.

Debate Watch, a voter education program of the Commission on Presidential Debates, promotes citizenship participation in the election. King’s College has hosted Debate Watch for each presidential election cycle beginning in 1998.

For further information, please contact Mike Berry, Department of Mass Communications, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5681 or via email at

Kings College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of the Holy Cross.

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