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VOTE '08 - A Presidential Forum Thursday at 9:30 p.m.

September 10, 2008

VOTE ’08: A PRESIDENTIAL FORUM presents live coverage of the first joint appearance of Senators John McCain and Barack Obama since accepting their respective parties’ nominations.

Held at Columbia University in New York City, the ServiceNation Presidential Candidates Forum gives each candidate an opportunity to discuss, in-depth, their personal experience with service and their views on national service and civic engagement in the post-September 11, post-Katrina world.

The audience, welcomed by New York Governor David Paterson, is comprised of family members of 9/11 victims, military veterans, opinion leaders and Columbia University students.

Moderators Judy Woodruff, senior correspondent and political editor from The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,and TIME's managing editor Rick Stengel, will question the presidential candidates separately in back-to-back interviews lasting roughly 45 minutes each. The candidates are expected to call for the designation of September 11 as a national day of service. The candidates also will address additional questions submitted via the forum organizer's Web site, www.servicenation.com.

For immediate release:
September 10, 2008

For information contact:
Tonya Weber Dusold
Communications Manager
(515) 725-9705

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