DebateWatch Group Announces Additional Session

OGDEN, Utah – Due to the overwhelming response for the first three DebateWatch events this fall, WSU's American Democracy Project has added one more session to coincide with the final presidential debate Oct. 13.

Members of the community are invited to gather in room 417 of the Shepherd Union Building at 7 p.m. Wednesday and watch the third and final televised presidential debate between President George W. Bush and presidential candidate John Kerry. At the conclusion of the event, participants are invited to break into groups and discuss the debate with other citizens.

WSU's first DebateWatch held Sept. 30, attracted more than 150 people, one of the largest gatherings of its kind anywhere in the country according to the Commission on Presidential Debates.

"The turnout at our first three debate watch events has been incredible," said WSU political science instructor Leah Murray, who organized the local events. "Many voters remain undecided, so the candidates' performances at these debates may prove pivotal for swaying voters who are still making up their minds."

The presidential DebateWatch series is co-hosted by WSU's American Democracy Project and the Standard-Examiner. Each session is free to the public. For more information, call 626-6695.

Leah Murray, political science instructor
801-626-6695 ·


John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
801-626-7212 ·