Free and Equal Elections Foundation Announces Political Correspondents and Media for November 5 Presidential Debate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Free and Equal Elections Foundation today announced the political correspondents and media covering the November 5 Presidential debate. The debate will be held from 9:00 to 10:30pm EST at RT America Studios in Washington, DC, broadcast live worldwide. Political correspondent coverage will occur from 8:00 to 9:00pm.

Confirmed political correspondents include:

  • Thom Hartmann - NY Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, political commentator, and host of The Big Picture
  • Sam Seder - comedian, writer, actor, director, producer and talk radio host
  • Amber Lyon - Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist and whistleblower
  • Maytha Alhassan - journalist, writer, editor and University of Southern California Provost Ph.D. Fellow in American Studies and Ethnicity
  • Matt Welch - editor in chief of Reason magazine
Additional correspondents and moderator will be announced shortly.

Several American media outlets will stream the debate live including Free and Equal, Free Speech TV, Stitcher, Orion Radio Network, Yes Magazine,NextNewsNetwork, RT America's YouTube channel, American Free Press, as well as UK-based Reciva Internet Radio. RT America will open its studio and offer a live, neutral feed via satellite to interested media.

International media will cover the debate in countries including Switzerland, Sweden, Russia, China, Spain and the UK.

The debate will feature Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, a line-up decided by voters last week after the first debate moderated by Larry King between Johnson, Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson. The first debate was one of the top trends on Twitter, an even bigger social media buzz is expected for this second debate.

In the US, RT is available on Dish Networks, channel 280, and on cable in the metro areas of Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego as well as in North and South Carolina, and Philadelphia.  Details available at

About Free and Equal

Free & Equal Elections Foundation is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) public policy advocacy organization dedicated to reforming the electoral system throughout the United States.

For the 2012 debate season, Free & Equal has assembled a diverse group of ballot-qualified candidates, political parties, media, businesses, musicians, radio personalities, organizations, and individuals across the political spectrum to support an open, honest, unscripted, multi-partisan debate for American voters and the international community.

Zak Carter

SOURCE Free & Equal Elections Foundation


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