Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Live Broadcast 7 to 8 p.m.
Candidates: U.S. Senator Scott Brown, Republican, and Elizabeth Warren, Democrat
Moderator: Jim Madigan, WGBY-TV
Springfield Symphony Hall
34 Court Street, Springfield, Mass.
Media Room open 4-10 p.m.
Symphony Hall doors close promptly at 6:30 p.m. for technical checks
Sponsored by the Western Massachusetts U.S. Senate Debate Consortium
Contact: Ed Blaguszewski, UMass Amherst Office of News and Media Relations
The press will be provided hall seating and access to a Media Room
Reserve credentials in advance, pick them up on-site from 4-6:15 p.m.
Except for TV trucks, there is NO reserved parking for media
Satellite pool feed for TV. Other videographers may shoot from balcony.
Pool photography on hall floor. Other photographers may shoot from balcony.
Radio feed provided
Video feed will be live beginning at 6:40 p.m.
Candidates will arrive on stage, audience rules explained starting about 6:50 p.m.
Please record accordingly
Actual debate broadcast begins at 7:01:00 p.m., ends at 7:57:00 p.m.
Media Room & Interview Area
Media work space will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Wi-fi and standard electricity to power laptops will be available. A monitor will be provided in the Media Room for viewing, but feeds will only come from the production truck outside Symphony Hall.
Immediately adjacent to the Media Room, stand-up positions for interviews will be available. This area overlooks the hall and stage from the balcony. Power will be available for cameras and lights. The Media Room will remain open until 10 p.m. Faculty from UMass Amherst and Western New England University, debate consortium members, will be available to offer analysis.
Contact: Dave Ward, News Director, CBS 3 Springfield
Cell: (413) 813-8684
Satellite Pool Feed: Graphics Clean/Switched – SD – 16 X 9
Uplink (CNN Parameters)
16:40 – 16:50
Live Debate Window
18:30 – 20:10
SES 2 12 A
DOWNLINK: 11925 V
DATA RATE 5.5
FEC 3 / 4
On-Site Pool Feed
On-site live feed will be available via WSHM/WFSB satellite TV truck via mult box
Live feed only. No tape dubs of the event will be available.
Please plan on bringing decks to truck. Limited power will be available.
Parking next to Symphony Hall on East Columbus Avenue is limited to production vehicles operated by debate consortium members.
TV Truck Parking
Live Truck parking is on Court Street across the street from Symphony Hall
Meters will be covered accordingly. Truck parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.
ABOUT THE DEBATE
Contact: Page Brody, Executive Director, Springfield Public Forum
Cell: (413) 977-9362
This fall Massachusetts voters will cast their ballots for U.S. senator in a pivotal, nationally followed U.S. Senate race. This rare opportunity to experience the candidates discussing important issues in person will be the only Senate debate to occur in Western Massachusetts during the countdown to the November 6 election. The doors to Symphony Hall will open at 5 p.m. for the public on October 10. Seating capacity is 2,611 seats.
The Springfield Public Forum is coordinating the event as part of the Western Massachusetts U.S. Senate Debate Consortium. The consortium includes:
New England Public Radio, WFCR and all-news WNNZ
Springfield Public Forum
The Daily Hampshire Gazette
Valley Press Club
WGBY: Western New England Public Television
WGGB-TV, ABC 40 and Fox 6
WSHM-TV CBS 3
WWLP-TV, NBC 22
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Western New England University