Republican Debate November 19, 2011 5:00pm
Thanksgiving Family Forum Available Worldwide
by Karla Dial
The first Thanksgiving Family Forum between Republican presidential
hopefuls will be held at 5 p.m. EST tomorrow. And thanks to a live
webcast provided by CitizenLink, every seat in the house — including
your house — is the best one.
The webcast will feature four cameras; the video will start half an hour before the event gets under way.
“I actually got to rent a satellite truck, which will be right parked
outside the church,” said Stuart Shepard, CitizenLink’s senior director
of media. “It’ll send the video back to our headquarters here in
Colorado, where we’ll send it out on the Web. The satellite feed allows
us to also share the Forum with TV stations that want to grab clips of
what’s being talked about. So, it’s cost effective, and it allows us to
offer the video to broadcasters nationwide.”
“When people drop by CitizenLink.com during that time, they’ll find a
simplified page with just the video player and a few other items. For
example, they’ll also be able to see what people are Tweeting about the
Forum,” Shepard said. On the CitizenLink Facebook page, “look in the
left-hand column for ‘Livestream.’ Click on that and you’re there.”
In addition, 86 radio stations and 64 television stations will carry
either live or delayed broadcasts of the Forum; others will stream it on
the respective websites. For a complete list, click the banner on our
home page. The Bott Radio Network also has a downloadable app for anyone
wishing to listen to live audio on their iPhone or Android.
And if weekend chores prevent you from doing any of those things, you
still have an opportunity to see what the candidates have to say about
their views on pro-family issues.
“We hope to get the entire two-hour video of the Forum posted on
CitizenLink.com by Monday morning at the latest,” Shepard said. “We
encourage people to watch it live, but we understand not everyone will
be able to. Our main goal is that people get to hear where the
candidates stand on pro-family issues.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Learn more about the Thanksgiving Family Forum, including ticket prices and location.
CitizenLink Executive Director Tom Minnery wrote an article that appears on The Washington Post’s “On Faith” blog.
Learn more about Luntz’s consulting firm, Luntz Global.
If you could ask the candidates anything about personal experiences that
have shaped their views on faith and family, what would it be? Tweet
your questions to @CitizenLink using the #tff11 hashtag, or post them on
our Facebook page anytime from now through Nov. 18. If we can pose your
question to the candidates, we will.
CitizenLink is facing an $88,000 expense to share this landmark event
with millions of voters through live online streaming AND a rebroadcast
of segments on radio stations that carry the “Focus on the Family”
program. (We’ll have to pay for the radio airtime.) But we believe that
this is such an incredible opportunity for values voters that we want to
do everything in our power to share this event with the 1.5 million
listeners who tune in to the “Focus on the Family” broadcast each day.
An interesting note it appears that Mitt Romney will not be in this debate.
As always i will be posting a poll after the debate is over
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