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Foreign/Domestic Tours - First Presidential Debate at University of Denver

September 26, 2012

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Date: 10/02/2012 Location: University of Denver Description: 25 journalists based overseas watched the first presidential debate on October 3 from the University of Denver's media filing center, and interviewed Republican and Democratic party leaders and strategists following the debate in the center's ''spin alley.'' - State Dept Image

September 26 - October 4, 2012; Washington, DC; Virginia and Denver, Colorado
Contacts: Washington Foreign Press Center Media Relations Officers: Sau Hernandez, 202-504-6327, email:; Dick Custin, 202-504-6320, email: 

The Foreign Press Center (FPC) hosted 25 journalists from countries including Libya, Egypt, India, and Zimbabwe for a ten-day tour showcasing the first presidential debate at the University of Denver on October 3.  In Denver, a second group of FPC-credentialed foreign journalists based in Washington, D.C., and New York joined the visiting journalists for meetings with political analysts, government leaders, and party activists, and attended rallies for Gov. Romney and President Obama.  The highlight was access to the filing center on debate night.