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CNN, ABC on UT campus

Published: November 03, 2000

Both CNN and ABC news organizations broadcast nationally from The University of Tampa campus during the first nationally televised presidential debate, on Tuesday, October 3.


CNN is hosted a town meeting and broadcast opinions of a sample audience of undecided Florida voters following the debate from a broadcast center set up in Fletcher Lounge. CNN news anchor Wolf Blitzer handled the show for CNN.


ABC brought in a team of polsters who conducted sample surveys of selected audience members as to the winner of the debate and the issues each candidate covered. ABC anchor Peter Jennings was not in Tampa, but covered the Tampa reaction live. ABC set up operations in the Trustees Conference Room.


Both networks televised from Tampa during and after the debate in first time-ever, on campus appearances.


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