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Satellite Coordinate Information for Register Debates

December 10, 2007

Satellite Coordinates Available

Broadcast Media Advisory

The Des Moines Register Presidential Debates

Where:  Iowa Public Television

              Maytag Auditorium

  6450 Corporate Drive

              Johnston, Iowa

When:  Wednesday, December 12, 1 – 2:30 p.m. CST – Republican Candidates

Thursday, December 13, 1 – 2:30 p.m. CST – Democratic Candidates

Who:   Carolyn Washburn, editor of The Des Moines Register, will moderate both debates.

Candidates confirmed for the debates are:

Republicans: Mayor Rudy Giuliani; Gov. Mike Huckabee; Rep. Duncan Hunter; Amb. Alan Keyes; Sen. John McCain; Rep. Ron Paul; Gov. Mitt Romney; Rep. Tom Tancredo; Sen. Fred Thompson

Democrats: Sen. Joe Biden; Sen. Hillary Clinton; Sen. Chris Dodd; Sen. John Edwards; Sen. Barack Obama; Gov. Bill Richardson.

Satellite Feed Information:

Window Open 12:30 – 1 p.m. CST (test); Program 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST


Orb Loc: 93 W

D/L: 3920Mhz Vertical

Allocated Bandwidth: 36 Mhz

Live Video Streaming and Archived Video:

The full debate will be streamed live at www.iptv.org and at www.desmoinesregister.com. You can also find archived streams of the debate at these sites following each event.

On-Site Pool Feed:

Video cameras, tape recorders and laptop computers will not be permitted in the studio theater.  An on-site video and audio feed of the debate is available via mult box and DA in the pressroom. The video feed will include candidates arriving on the stage just prior to the live broadcast. There will be a photo opportunity for still photographers just prior to the debate. During the debate, The Des Moines Register will provide still camera pool feed with photographs for the debate.

Usage Rights:

Iowa Public Television will provide news organizations use of the footage within customary news practices. A video credit of “Iowa Public Television” and “PBS” must be present for the duration of the clip used in the news broadcast. Iowa Public Television will also grant news organizations unlimited audio usage within customary news practices with the appropriate credit: Audio courtesy Iowa Public Television. IPTV must be notified of its use.  Notification may be made by emailing jennifer.konfrst@iptv.org.

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Iowa Public Television is Iowa's statewide public broadcasting network. IPTV provides quality, noncommercial programming to make a difference in the lives of Iowans. As one of the last locally controlled media enterprises in the state, IPTV is committed to telling Iowa's stories like no one else can. Our mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans enables IPTV to present an unequaled array of programs of lasting value to Iowans regardless of where they live or what they can afford. More than one million viewers a week turn to IPTV for programming that reflects a range of interests for Iowans in all demographic categories. Iowa Public Television stations include: Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Sioux City; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; Channel 36, Red Oak. IPTV-Digital stations include: Channel 11.1, Des Moines; Channel 12.1, Iowa City; Channel 21.1, Fort Dodge; Channel 24.1, Mason City; Channel 27.1, Sioux City; Channel 32.1, Waterloo; Channel 32.1, Council Bluffs; Channel 36.1, Red Oak; Channel 36.1, Davenport (coming soon).

For immediate release:
December 10, 2007

For information contact:
Tonya Weber Dusold
Communications Manager
(515) 725-9705

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