The Eastern Illinois University Department of Communication Studies will host a viewing and discussion of the nationally televised presidential debate on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
"Debate Watch," a voter-education program that brings citizens together to watch the televised debates and talk about what they learned, will begin at 7:45 p.m. in 1255 Coleman Hall.
The televised debate -- the second debate between President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney -- will be viewed live starting at 8 p.m.
Following the debate, the local audience will discuss their thoughts, with discussion led by EIU communication studies faculty members Marita Gronnvoll and Sara Gronstal. Representatives of the EIU College Democrats and EIU College Republicans have been invited to attend. The goal is not necessarily to pick a winner or a loser, but to become informed citizens and voters.
The event is free and open to the public.