Presidential Primary Debate A Success!
"History was made at Florida Atlantic University as we stepped onto the national stage to perform a service of high value to the entire nation. Thank you to the University community and everyone involved for your patience, cooperation and enthusiasm for an event that went extraordinarily well."

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FAU was center stage as millions of television viewers watched the live broadcast of the Republican Presidential Primary Debate on January 24, 2008.

National and local media outlets used FAU as a back drop for pre- and post-debate coverage including MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews." (Above, left to right: NBC's Chris Matthews, Chuck Todd and Joe Scarborough)

Then NBC News senior vice president and debate co-moderator Tim Russert (1950-2008) greeted the audience prior to the debate with the words, "Go Owls," which drew rousing applause from attendees in the debate hall.

FAU's Student Union not only served as the location of the debate, but also the hub for more than 400 members of the media who were credentialed to cover the event.

FAU Debate...In the Headlines

• "FAU officials say national attention from debate will pay off in long run"
• "FAU students debate political coverage"
• "FAU president to give his tickets to debate to students"
Palm Beach Post
• "FAU has its day during Republican debate"
• "Debate Winner: FAU"
• "Students talk to TV crews and wait for debate at FAU's Boca campus"
Scripps Treasure Coast Papers
• " Presidential candidates debate in Florida on Thursday"
Miami Herald
• " FAU students' time to shine"

"If It's Thursday..." by Brian Williams
• " Brian William's Video Blog" 

Last Update 6/13/08

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