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

Virginia
Hampton University - Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications

Florida 
University of Florida - College of Journalism and Communications

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

Arizona
Arizona State - Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Illinois
Northwestern University - Medill School of Journalism

Alaska
University of Alaska TV

North Carolina
Elon College - School of Communications

Missouri
Webster University

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

Ohio
Ohio State

Delaware
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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