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Vice President Al Gore and former Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.) will take part in FIRST IN THE NATION: A NEW HAMPSHIRE TOWN MEETING, the first of two town meetings co-sponsored by CNN/U.S. and the WMUR-TV/Imes Communications Group and featuring presidential candidates discussing the issues of Campaign 2000. This town meeting will air Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 8-9 p.m., (all times Eastern) and will be moderated by CNN's principal anchor Bernard Shaw and WMUR's news director Karen Brown.
On Thursday, Oct. 28, from 7:30-9p.m., CNN's prime anchor Judy Woodruff and WMUR's Tom Griffith will moderate a second town meeting featuring Republican presidential candidates including conservative activist Gary Bauer; former Red Cross president Elizabeth Dole; publisher Steve Forbes; Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah); talk show host Alan Keyes; and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).
Both town meetings will be held at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., with audiences comprised principally of New Hampshire voters selected by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College. The meetings will also be video-streamed live on CNN.com, as well as WMUR-TV's Web site, wmur.com.
CNN's flagship newscast, The World Today, will air from 11 p.m.-12 a.m. on the two nights FIRST IN THE NATION: A NEW HAMPSHIRE TOWN MEETING are held.
CNN and WMUR-TV/Imes will also co-produce two presidential debates, one for the Republican candidates and the other for the Democratic candidates, prior to the New Hampshire primary. Both the Republican presidential debate, which will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000 and the Democratic debate, on Thursday, February 27, will air live from WMUR-TV's broadcasting center in Manchester, N.H.
WMUR-TV, owned by the Imes Communications Group of Columbus, Miss., is New Hampshire's largest commercial network television station, reaching more than 310,000 households per day with its local newscasts and delivering more than 40 hours of local news to New Hampshire each week.
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CNN/U.S., a division of the CNN News Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is the world's leading 24-hour news network, providing its audience with in-depth, live coverage and analysis of breaking news events from around the world. CNN/U.S. also offers a full range of programs covering the latest in business, weather, sports, entertainment, health and science news, as well as topical, in-depth interviews.
Kelly Keane -- CNN 202/515-2926
Julie Campasano -- WMUR/TV 603/641-9098
Laurel Stavis -- Dartmouth College 603/646-3661 (For Press Credentials)
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