WBTW TV-13, the Morning News and Francis Marion University are sponsoring a television debate between the two candidates for the U.S. Senate—Inez Tenenbaum (D) and Jim DeMint (R). The debate will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, in the McNair Auditorium at Francis Marion University.
The debate is being televised by WBTW (CBS) in Florence without commercial interruptions and will also be broadcast by WCBD (NBC) in Charleston, WSPA (CBS) in Greenville/Spartanburg and WLTX (CBS) in Columbia. WBTW news anchor Bob Juback will be the moderator, and panelists will include Harry Logan, The Morning News; Tom Crabtree, WSPA News Channel 7; Darla Rourk, WCBD News 2; and J.R. Berry, WLTX News 19.
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 auditorium 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 Photo Editor Dave Ackerman at 843-317-7253). News video must be requested in advance from WBTW (Contact News Director Gina Katzmark at 843-317-1335).
Auditorium 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 in advance. The deadline for requesting working media credentials is Oct. 20. Credentials will be held at the auditorium door in the name of the media outlet.
To request working press credentials, contact:
Francis Marion University
P.O. Box 100547
Florence, SC 29501
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