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NWC hosts presidential debate screenings and discussions starting Monday, Sept. 26

Posted September 15, 2016
By NWC News Desk

POWELL, Wyoming — As the zenith of this highly divisive and politicized year approaches, the public is invited to get the most out the presidential debates by watching and analyzing them with Northwest College’s Forensics Team and Political Science Club.

The two student organizations will air each presidential and vice presidential debate on a large screen in Room 70 of the Fagerberg Building, beginning with the first one Monday, Sept. 26.

The televised word wrangling starts at 7 p.m. and will be moderated by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt. Questions will be divided into six 15-minute segments, each devoted to a major topic selected by Holt. Candidates will have two minutes to respond to the question before responding to each other.

Afterward, members of the NWC Forensics Team and Political Science Club will guide discussion, with community members and NWC faculty members expected to provide major voices in the dialogue.

Anyone who's interested is invited to watch and contribute or just listen to the analysis of the candidates' rhetorical and political strengths and weaknesses. 

Upcoming debates will be hosted at varying locations following different formats. They include the Tuesday, Oct. 4, vice-presidential debate and the Sunday, Oct. 9, and Wednesday, Oct. 19 presidential debates.