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2002

News Media Advisory

WBTW TV-13, the Morning News, and the Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, a political science fraternal organization at Francis Marion University, are sponsoring a television debate between the two major candidates for Governor of South Carolina, Gov. James Hodges and former congressman Mark Sanford.  The debate will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct 13, in the McNair Auditorium at Francis Marion University.  The debate is being televised by WBTW in Florence without commercial interruptions.

WBTW news anchor Bob Juback will be the moderator.

Working Media Credentials will be required for any news media representative wishing to cover the debate.  No cameras or recording devices will be permitted in the theatre between 8 and 9 p.m., while the debate is being televised. 

The Morning News in Florence has agreed to provide pool photography for any media outlets that request still photo needs in advance. (Contact Editor Harry Logan at 843-317-7250)   News video must be requested in advance from WBTW-TV.  (Contact News Director Eric Walters at 843-317-1350)

Theatre seating is limited, so advance requests for working news media representatives are necessary.  Reporters needing access to telephone lines to transmit stories, should indicate such needs. The deadline for requesting working media credentials is

Oct. 9.  Credentials will be held at the door in the name of the media outlet.

To request working press credentials, contact: 

 Communications Services Office
 Francis Marion University
 P.O. Box 100547
 Florence, SC 29501
 Telephone: 843-661-1220
 Fax:  843-661-1219

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Last Published: April 14, 2004 11:55 AM
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