Lehman Students to Discuss Presidential Debate on Telemundo
Tune in to the 11 p.m. news on Telemundo (Channel 47) Wednesday night to catch a live panel discussion about the Presidential debate with Lehman students enrolled in Professor Miguel Perez’s Journalism, Communication, and Theatre class.
Panelists will first watch the debate between the Republican nominee John McCain and the Democratic nominee Barack Obama, and then be asked to react to the points made by each candidate. The discussion will be mediated by Telemundo anchor Patsy Arias.
To qualify, participants must be registered voters, speak Spanish, and undergo a series of pre-interviews with program producers.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for my students to gain real-world experience," says Professor Perez. "Getting them into a real TV newsroom is important. If they want to work in a newsroom once they graduate, they need to see how they operate."
Professor Perez's class produces The Bronx Journal TV show on Bronxnet (Channel 67), where students become segment producers and are required to contuct pre-interviews with the guests they bring on the show. "By now they are getting calls for pre-interviews with Telemundo producers and they get to see how the pros do it," Perez added.
Professor Perez says there still may be room for those who wish to attend and watch the live taping at the station. Participants are asked to gather at the Bronx Journal Newsroom in Carman Hall, Room B-14 at 7 p.m. Telemundo will send a pick-up van to transport guests to and from the television station.
To participate in this event, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last modified: Oct 13, 2011