Franklin Pierce students selected to provide election night video footage to "Dan Rather Reports" news program

Nov 3, 2008

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HDNet's "Dan Rather Reports" to Feature Footage From Young Journalists on Election Night
Program to gather footage from participating colleges to provide a snapshot of the voting process nationwide
By PR Newswire

Broadcast Newsroom: Portal for the Broadcast Industry
November 3, 2008

In an effort to nurture young reporters and college journalists from across the country, the Emmy Award winning "Dan Rather Reports" will air footage from these students, chronicling the situation at their local polling stations on this historic Election Night. 

"Dan Rather Reports On Politics: Election Night 2008" will kick off at 7:00 p.m. ET in front of a live audience from the Newseum in Washington D.C.

Rather champions the cause of nurturing young reporters, and tomorrow night the program will give these college students a chance to shoot video from each home town and to report this local news to a national audience. The students will upload the footage to a special site where it will then be aired as a part of HDNet's live Election Night coverage.

A total of twelve schools are participating in this bold experiment. The list of schools includes the following:

New Hampshire
Franklin Pierce University - Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication

Hampton University - Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications

University of Florida - College of Journalism and Communications

University of Colorado at Boulder - School of Journalism & Mass Communication

Arizona State - Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Northwestern University - Medill School of Journalism

University of Alaska TV

North Carolina
Elon College - School of Communications

Webster University

University of Nevada - Reno - Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced Media Studies

Ohio State

Delaware State University

This coverage of the 2008 Presidential Election will be the last in a series of special reports from the 2008 campaign trail. "Dan Rather Reports On Politics" has traveled the country, bringing viewers political campaign news and information from a different perspective.

"Dan Rather Reports on Politics: Election Night 2008" will premiere live on HDNet on Tuesday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m. ET.

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