Edwards First Up For MySpace/MTV Candidate Dialogue
The inaugural event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 27 at noon on the University of New Hampshire campus--an affiliate in mtvU's network of more than 750 colleges and universities. It will be moderated by MTV News Correspondents Gideon Yago and SuChin Pak as well as WashingtonPost.com political reporter, Chris Cillizza.
Pollsters John McLaughlin and Geoffrey Garin will oversee the real-time polling data and audience questions being submitted via MySpaceIM and MTV.com. The kick-off event also marks the first application integration of the Flektor instant polling tool since its acquisition by Fox Interactive Media in May 2007.
"We're providing America's youth with unprecedented access to the top presidential candidates by empowering them to ask live questions and respond with real-time polling tools," said co-founder and CEO of MySpace, Chris DeWolfe. "The integration of Flektor will add a new dimension of rapid response and at-home engagement--we can't wait to see it all happen live and unfiltered."