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  • From the Know archive: On President Barack Obama

    Published: Aug. 5, 2010

    Behind the scenes at the Democratic presidential debate

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    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. Produced by Marsha Miller and Christina Murrey.

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