The Annenberg School will host a nationally broadcasted teleconference with Democratic presidential primary candidate Jerry Brown on Monday. Brown will be filmed from the Annenberg School, allowing members of the University community to directly ask him questions from the auditorium. Viewers from around the country can call in questions during the one-and-one-half hour session. "He wants to address the student concerns," Annenberg School Assistant Dean Katherine Schifter said yesterday. Schifter said the Annenberg School Dean Kathleen Jameson invited all of the primary candidates to take part in the teleconference, but said only Brown accepted the offer. She added that the Democratic and Republican nominees and any independent candidate will be offered the opportunity to participate in a teleconference again before November's general election. Annenberg School Building Admistrator Deborah Porter said she believes the conference is a positive educational event that will help people to better understand the issues. "Yes, I think it is very exciting," Porter said. "It is essential that people vote and express themselves." The conference will be broadcast on Galaxy 6 so anyone with a C-band satellite dish will be able to view the program. Schifter said the C-band dish is the normal type that many people own. Tickets for the event are free and can be acquired by signing up in Room 200 of the Annenberg School. Schifter said the auditorium holds 350 people and if there is greater demand, the show will be displayed in the audio/visual rooms.Comments powered by Disqus
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