Doolittle, Brown debate now available in its entirety
Although Congressman John Doolittle (R-Roseville) has held only one debate with his Democratic challenger Charlie Brown, thanks to technology the Oct. 12 event can be heard repeatedly on the Internet.
The Union has posted the entire debate in audio files on its Web site. To hear it, go to http://www.theunion.com and click on the “Web Exclusive” at the top of the page.
On the story page, the questions and answers have been broken up into audio files. By clicking on the file, Union readers can hear the unedited answers to panelists’ questions.
The debate between Doolittle and Brown at Starstream Studios in Rocklin was broadcast live to a limited audience of 20,000 Starstream cable customers in Placer County. High-speed Internet users could also view a live Webcast of the debate on News10.net.
Many Nevada County residents without high-speed Internet had no access to the debate unless they heard KVMR’s re-broadcasts of the event, however. Not to be deterred, two savvy citizen journalists calling themselves “GetInTheirFace” and “boboze” posted videos of the debate on You Tube (www.youtube.com) just days after the Doolittle and Brown face-off.
The audio and video casts of the debate are the latest examples of how the Internet is making it possible to expose more Americans to political debates and discussion.
Earlier this week, Google launched an interactive election guide, including clickable place marks for all 435 Congressional districts. Yahoo and AOL, among others, also have launched online election guides.
The Union’s Nov. 7 election guide can be found at http://www.theunion.com/eedition. Click on Sunday, October 22, to access the information.
To contact Staff Writer Jill Bauerle, e-mail email@example.com or call 477-4219.
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