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Debate 2012 - October 16, 2012

A Guide to the Presidential Debate and Pride, Politics & Policy Education and Event Series

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Media Schedule & Hours

Media Credentialing

CPD/USSS Issued Credentials will be needed on the following dates:

  • Sunday October 14th
  • Monday October 15th.
  • Tuesday October 16th
  • Wednesday October 17th

***All media are required to pick up their credentials before entering the perimeter.

Media Credentials will be distributed during the following hours (listed in local time):

  • Sunday October 14th. 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Monday October 15th. 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tuesday October 16th. 8:00am -6:00pm

Credentialing Center
Sandra and David S. Mack Student Center
200 Hofstra University
1000 Fulton Avenue
Hempstead, NY 11549
(Enter Hofstra Blvd. from the California Ave. Gate)

Media Filing Center

Physical Education Center

The media filing center will be open and fully operational during the following hours:

  • Sunday October 14th. 10:00-6:00
  • Monday October 15th. 9:00-8:00
  • Tuesday October 16th. 7:00am until the last person leaves
  • Wednesday October 17th. 6:00am-2:00pm

Media Parking during the debate period will be in the following lots:

Omni Building:
333 Earle Ovington Blvd
Uniondale, NY 11553

Mitchell Athletic Complex:
1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Uniondale, NY 11553

A schedule for the shuttles serving these lots will be available in the accreditation office when you pick up your credentials.

Media Rate Card Desk

Members of the media will be placing technology and other orders via an online rate card ordering system through Saturday, October 13, 2012. As of 10:00 am on Sunday October 14, 2012 media members will no longer order via the internet. All orders must be filed and completed at the rate card desk in the media filing center.

Spin Alley Locations

The CPD Media Team will be hosting the lottery draws for media spin alley assignments on the following schedule:

  • Network (National offices of ABC, CBS, CNN, C-Span, FOX, NBC ) Draw for positions on draws Saturday, October 13th at 5:00pm
  • Locals/others draw Sunday, October 14th at 10:00am

Outdoor Stand-Up Locations

In front of the David Mack Center (Debate Hall)

  • Sunday October 14th. Operational
  • Monday October 15th. Operational
    (***There will be no access to these platforms Monday night during the USSS security sweep.)
  • Tuesday October 16th. Operational
  • Wednesday October 17th. Tear down after 2:00pm

The CPD team will be hosting a lottery draw for the outdoor platform assignments on the following schedule:

  • Network draws Saturday, October 13th at 4:00pm
  • Local/others draw Sunday, October 14th at 9:00am

**Media organizations must have a representative present to draw.

Network Workspace

In the Rear of the Media Filing Center

 Network representatives draw for these locations during the media tour.

  • Friday October 12th
  • Saturday October 13th
  • Sunday October 14th.
  • Monday October 15th.
    (**There will be no access during the USSS security sweep Monday night.)
  • Tuesday October 16th
  • Wednesday October 17th Teardown after 2:00pm

Truck/Trailer Parking

Lots opposite the Debate Hall & Filing Center

An Information Desk, like that in the Media Center, will be set up at the Credentialing Center to distribute parking passes for all media trucks and trailers and coordinate with the Media Center Rate Card Desk. The Information Desk will be operational the following hours:

  • Friday October 12th 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday October 13th 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday October 14th. 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Monday October 15th. 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday October 16th. 8:30am-5:00pm

Trucks will be able to access the parking areas on the following days:

  • Friday October 12th
  • Saturday October 13th
  • Sunday October 14th.
  • Monday October 15th.
    ****All trucks and trailers must be in position by 5:00pm on Monday October 15, 2012. Vehicles must contain then appropriate parking pass which includes contact information for personnel with keys. All equipment cases, vehicle compartments, vehicles must be left unlocked for the sweep. After this the access is closed until after the debate is over on October 16rd. There will also be no access by anyone during the USSS security sweep on Monday night.****
  • Tuesday October 16th.
  • Wednesday October 17th. Tear down after 2:00pm

CPD Media Tours with CPD Representative

Meet inside in front of the media filing center

  • Sunday at 3:00pm
  • Monday at 8:15am
  • Monday at 5:30pm with executive director Janet Brown