PBS Credential Bloggers for Democratic Presidential Forum
The Media Bloggers Association, of which I’m a board member, has been asked by PBS to handle the credentialing of bloggers to cover the “ALL AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL FORUMS ON PBS” hosted by Tavis Smiley and June 28th, 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. ET at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Candidates scheduled to appear next week are U.S. Senator Joe Biden, U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton, U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd, former U.S. Senator John Edwards, former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel, U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich, U.S. Senator Barack Obama and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson.
According to PBS, “A second forum for Republican presidential candidates will be held on September 27, 2007, on the campus of Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD.”
Bloggers who attend will have equal access to the candidates and their staff after the debates as other media members. Those interested in applying should contact MBA president Robert Cox. Details at the link above.
I’ve been invited to attend and am weighing whether doing so is worth my time. The potential ability to question the candidates is appealing but I’m not sure whether it’s worth hanging out in D.C. until midnight to do it; the fact that the Republican forum will be ninety minutes away in Baltimore is also rather unappealing.