WHO: Richard Benedetto, adjunct professor, is a former White House correspondent and USA Today political columnist. Benedetto has covered every presidential election since 1984 and continues to write political commentary for publications such as Politico.
Dotty Lynch, director of American University’s Masters program in Political Communication, is a CBS veteran political reporter and political consultant with CBS News. Lynch has covered primaries since the 1970s. (Lynch will be available off-site for telephone interviews only)
Carrie Giddins, adjunct professor in American University’s School of Public Affairs, is the former communications director of the Iowa Democratic Party.
AU Millennial students will be present at the event to give their impressions and analysis of the Super Tuesday results. There particular millennials are enrolled in a class called “Communicating the 2012 Election” and were on-the-ground at the New Hampshire primary in January to cover events there. Since then, they have been focusing on the 2012 election as it unfolds primary by primary.
WHAT: Super Tuesday Watch Event and ongoing discussion over what the results mean.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
WHERE: American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. (Event will be held in the formal lounge of Leonard Hall).
Looking to find out what the Super Tuesday results mean? American University professors Richard Benedetto, Carrie Giddins, and Dotty Lynch will be available to provide answers as the first results come in on Super Tuesday night. These professors are currently teaching a class called “Communicating the 2012 Election.” The class has been following the 2012 presidential election and primaries. The professors and millennials reported from the New Hampshire primary while on-the-ground there in January. Professors Benedetto and Giddins will be at the Super Tuesday event and available for interviews while Lynch will be available from New York via telephone. Students enrolled in the class will also be available to share their opinions and observations as the results are tabulated.
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