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Tonight: UT hosts CNN Debate Focus Group

Published: November 28, 2007
The University of Tampa will be featured tonight on CNN as part of the CNN-sponsored Republican presidential candidate debate that is being held at 8 p.m. in St. Petersburg.

UT will host a 24-member focus group of undecided Republican voters, who will watch the debate in Plant Hall’s Fletcher Lounge and electronically express their satisfaction and dissatisfaction with the candidates throughout the debate. The debate will include live broadcasts from UT, and the group’s electronic tallies will scroll in real time as the debate progresses.

More than 4 million viewers tuned into CNN’s Democratic presidential candidate debate on Nov. 16.

A team from CNN visited campus on Nov. 15 to scout locations for the focus group throughout Tampa, and chose UT.

The debate, also sponsored by YouTube, will feature videotaped questions from people across the United States, including, possibly, some from UT students.