About the Debate
The national political conversation echoed through FAU in January 2008. The University hosted the Republican presidential candidates on Thursday, Jan. 24 in a televised debate sponsored by Leadership Florida, the Florida Press Association and Florida Public Broadcasting Service, Inc.

The debate was held in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium in the Student Union on the Boca Raton Campus and aired live on MSNBC and Florida's public television and radio stations. Additionally, most NBC network affiliates in Florida carried the broadcast live.

The debate was just days before Florida's primary and "Super Tuesday," when voters in more than 20 states go to the polls to vote in primaries.

FAU serves more than 26,000 freshmen, transfer and graduate students on seven campuses in Southeast Florida. People from every walk of life find a place at FAU. Students choose from more than 170 degree programs, faculty researchers utilize more than 40 research centers and the community engages hundreds of cultural and educational events every year.

As the host, FAU is proud to recognize the partnership behind the debates for its deep reach, significance, balance and non-partisanship. For 25 years, Leadership Florida has served to develop a community of leaders with diverse perspectives to address our state's challenges and work for the common goal of a better Florida. The Florida Press Association is a nonprofit corporation designed to protect the freedoms and advance the professional standards of the press in Florida, with a membership that includes most of Florida's daily and weekly newspapers. Florida Public Broadcasting is a non-profit network of 26 public television and radio stations dedicated to serving our local communities and who reach 99 percent of Florida's population.

Updated 1/28/08



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