Broadcaster Information for October 12 Gubernatorial Town Hall Forum
Detroit Public Television, The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press will co-host a Town Hall Forum featuring Republican Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Democrat Congressman Mark Schauer from 6-7 p.m. on Sunday October 12, 2014 on the campus of Wayne State University in Detroit.
 
The Forum will be open for credentialed journalists to cover the event in person. Additionally, it is being made available for live and/or recorded broadcast to every commercial and public broadcaster in Michigan and for webcast to every Michigan news organization.
 
The Town Hall Forum will include an audience of undecided voters, chosen by independent research companies contracted by both the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News. The voters will ask questions of the two candidates, along with Detroit Free Press Editorial Page Editor Stephen Henderson and Detroit News Editorial Page Editor Nolan Finley. Detroit Public TV Anchor Christy McDonald will serve as the event’s host.
 
Journalists will be able to watch the Forum in a designated room in the same building as the Forum. Following the TV broadcast, both candidates will be available for questions from journalists, also in the same building.
 
WHERE:     Wayne State University
                 Schaver Music Recital Hall
                 Old Main Building
                 4841 Cass Avenue
                 Detroit, Michigan 48201
 
WHEN:       Credentialed Media may arrive for coverage beginning at 4 p.m., unless advance access is pre-scheduled
 
TV UPLINK (available live to all TV stations) All times Eastern:
 
Galaxy 17 24K Digital Only (Lower)
91 degrees West
Band Width: 18.00
Uplink Freq: 14471.0000 H
Downlink Freq: 12171.0000 V
14.028 MSps
DVB-S/QPSK
FEC 3/4
Mpeg program 3
Video PID: 49
Audio 1 PID: 52  MPEG
Audio 2 PID: 53  MPEG
 
Test Window: 17:30-18:00
Live: 18:00-19:00

Master Control Number: (248) 305.7283
Technical Contact In Case Of Trouble: (313) 320.8426

Radio stations wishing to carry the feed should coordinate with their local public television station and pick up the audio feed off air.

While the broadcast feed will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a generic introduction, the Forum itself will begin at 6:01 p.m. to allow stations picking up the feed to begin their broadcasts with a localized :60 introduction, if they choose. End time is scheduled for 6:56:46 p.m.
 
LINK FOR EMBED CODE: The code via this link may be used by any news website to live stream the coverage of Forum:
 
http://bit.ly/MI14govtownhall 
 
ARCHIVED WEBCAST:  Via www.mivote.org.  The archived Webcast of the debate will be accessible on the mivote.org site late evening on October 12, 2014 through November 5, 2014.
 
WEB ACCESS:  WIFI access will be available for journalists on-site. 
 
TWITTER:  Journalists are encouraged to use Twitter and other social media before, during and after the debate using hashtag #mitownhall 
 
SITE SURVEY:  A walkthrough will be scheduled at the venue prior to the Forum at 3 p.m. on Friday October 10th. If someone from your news organization would like to take part, email the media contact below with the subject line “Walkthrough RSVP” to be included.
 
CREDENTIAL REQUEST:  Please email your news organization’s credential request (and request, if necessary, for broadcast truck parking) to mfriedman@tannerfriedman.com by 4 p.m. on Friday October 10th with the subject line “Town Hall Credentials.” We will need the name of each individual who will attend from your news organization.
 
MEDIA CONTACT:  Matt Friedman – (248) 626-0006- office, (248) 762-1430 - cell or mfriedman@tannerfriedman.com
Twitter: @mattfrieds

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