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Mayoral Forum to Have Complete Online Video Coverage

By Jeaneane Payne

The Young Professional Mayoral Debate to be held on Tuesday, August 30 at the Knoxville Museum of Art will have complete live and on-demand online video. Produced by, coverage begins at 8 p.m. and will cover mayoral candidates Madeline Rogero, Mark Padgett, Joe Hultquist, Ivan Harmon and Bo Bennett. WBIR-TV Channel 10's Erin Donovan will moderate the forum.

"We're excited to be a part of the civic process by making discussions about Knoxville's future accessible to more citizens," said company president Joe Dickey. "It's critical for voters to be informed about the candidates and their views, especially in these economic times," he added. "We want viewers to be able to watch long-form content on their schedule."

Live coverage with limited commercial interruptions is made possible by support from UT Federal Credit Union. 

The video will be available for on-demand viewing Wednesday morning, accompanied by video of a short presentation outlining what a city government does, provided by the League of Women Voters.

Young Professional of Knoxville (YPK), Knoxville Overground (KO), Young Professional Democrats of East Tennessee, and the Knox County Young Republican Federation are hosting the symposium, which includes an opportunity for attendees to meet candidates for mayor and city council seats, as well as representatives of a variety of political organizations.  The event begins for at 6:30 p.m. in the KMA's great hall with opportunity for attendees to meet and talk with candidates. More information about attending the event can be found on Facebook.

Founded in August 2009, produces and broadcasts live streaming and on-demand web video. Its flagship show, 11 O'Clock Rock hosted by Brent Thompson and Lauren Lazarus, produced weekdays in the Market Square studio, will mark its 500th episode in September. Among the 200-plus hours of video on the website, video series include The Scruffy Citizen hosted by Metro Pulse associate editor and author Jack Neely; Pastimes sports show hosted by sports historian Hal Ernest; Booknotes by the University of Tennessee Press; as well as live-streaming sports and events from Maryville College.

Published August 26, 2011

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