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Presidential Primary Debate

Presidential Primary Debate, April 26SC State will host the first candidates’ debate of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election cycle.

The Democratic Presidential Candidates’ Debate will be broadcast live from SC State’s Martin Luther King Jr. Auditorium on Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m., and will be produced by NBC News.

MSNBC will carry exclusive live coverage of the presidential primary debate on MSNBC from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (EDT) and will stream the debate live on MSNBC.com. South Carolina NBC affiliates WIS-TV in Columbia, WYFF-TV in Greenville and WCBD-TV in Charleston will join MSNBC in airing the debate. Check local listings for availability of the broadcast in your area.

MSNBC, which has intensified its focus on politics with its successful non-stop political coverage during the recent mid-term elections, will preview the debate during the day of April 26. The network’s signature political program, “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” will air live from SC State at 5 p.m. (EDT) with key interviews and analysis in anticipation of the debate. The network will also air comprehensive analysis of the debate upon its conclusion.

“South Carolina State University – through its students, alumni and constituents – has played a significant and pivotal role in shaping the history of this state and this nation; therefore, it is most appropriate that this historic event take place on this historic campus,” said SC State President Andrew Hugine.