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Citadel News Service
26 Jun 2007

Submit your questions for the candidates on YouTube

The Democratic presidential debate to be held on July 23 at The Citadel will be the first-ever voter-generated presidential debate.  For the first time in presidential debate history, the Democratic debate will feature video questions submitted to YouTube which will be broadcast and answered by the candidates on CNN.  CNN's Anderson Cooper will moderate the two-hour debate and pose follow-up questions.

The debate will be broadcast from McAlister Field House at The Citadel on Monday, July 23 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (ET) and will air live on CNN.

Starting today, YouTube users will be able to submit their questions at

CNN will produce the televised event and will select the questions used in the debate.  Select YouTube users will be among the live audience.

YouTube will feature special debate coverage on its "You Choose '08" platform and its Citzentube political channel before and after the debate.  Immediately after the debate, user questions and candidate answers will be featured prominently on YouTube where people can interact with the content through YouTube's community features, extending the life of the debate.

In addition to the live airing on CNN, the debate will appear on CNN's multiple platforms.  The event will be simulcast on, CNN International, CNN en Espanol, CNN Radio, and CNN Airport Network.'s Election Center, available at, also will provide extensive coverage and analysis of the debate, including behind-the-scenes reports, podcasts, and on-demand video, including the entire debate in streaming and downloadable formats.  The broadcast of the debate also will be made available to all CNN Radio affiliates worldwide, with special coverage available on Headline News and to CNN Newsource affiliates.

Source: CNN media relations

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