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    Policy & Law

    Behind the scenes at the Democratic debate

    By Marsha Miller and Christina Murrey
    Marsha Miller and Christina Murrey
    Published: March 20, 2008

    Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama participated in a Democratic presidential primary debate at the university on Feb. 21, hosted by the University Democrats, the Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation, CNN and Univision Communications, Inc.

    Hundreds of students, faculty and staff played a vital role behind the scenes during the debate and in the weeks leading up to the big event. Some helped with with sound and lighting checks while others were in the spin room after the debate escorting media experts. Students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs helped with logistics at the event as ushers and crowd control, and even volunteered to stay behind and help clean up.

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