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Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton participated in a Democratic presidential primary debate at The University of Texas at Austin on Thursday, February 21. The debate was hosted by the University Democrats and was presented by the Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation on behalf of the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the LBJ Library, CNN and Univision Communications, Inc.
While sparks flew on stage, LBJ Students played a critical role behind the scenes. Our students helped on set with sound and lighting checks, were in the spin room after the debate escorting campaign surrogates and media experts, helped with logistics at the event as ushers and crowd control, and even volunteered to stay behind and help clean up. From beginning to end, Dean Steinberg and the LBJ School were committed to making this event exciting and educational not just for the people of Texas and our nation, but most especially for our students.
Below you will find press clippings, pictures, and video of the LBJ School and its part in the Democratic Debate.
Austin American-Statesman - Austin debate beats 'Idol' locally - February 26, 2008
Austin American-Statesman - Primary electrifies Austin social scene - February 26, 2008
New York Times - Debate Close Wasn’t a Farewell, Clinton Says - February 23, 2008
Austin American-Statesman - Fact checking Clinton, Obama debate - February 22, 2008
Austin American-Statesman - Collegial debate turns prickly for Democratic contenders - February 22, 2008
Austin American-Statesman - Obama hooks 'em at UT before debate - February 22, 2008
New York Times - Debate Takes On Contentious Air - February 22, 2008
New York Times - Tit for Tat on a Night Where Spin Is Master - February 22, 2008
New York Times - Clinton and Obama Debate Once More, and Does It Matter? - February 22, 2008
Time - Clinton Faces Reality in Texas Debate - February 22, 2008
New York Times - Transcript - Democratic Debate in Austin, Tex. - February 21, 2008
CNN - LBJ Library Tour - February 21, 2008
CNN - Texas students' take on debate - February 21, 2008
Washington Post - Johnson's Legacy, Today's Democratic Race - February 21, 2008
Austin American-Statesman - UT, CNN prepare for presidential debate in Austin - February 21, 2008
KXAN - Q&A With UT Politics Experts On Democratic Debate - February 20, 2008
The Huffington Post - On Cuba: UT Austin Student Submits Excellent Question for CNN Presidential Debates - February 19, 2008
Fox News - Video: Tallying Texas - February 18, 2008
The Daily Texan - Democratic debate details announced - February 14, 2008
Austin American-Statesman - Democratic Party to offer 100 Austin debate tickets to public - February 14, 2008
Austin American-Statesman - Central Texans giddy over upcoming Clinton-Obama debate - February 13, 2008
KVUE - Democratic debate at UT will be by invite only - February 13, 2008
News 8 Austin - UT to host historic Democratic debate Feb. 21 - February 13, 2008
KXAN - UT Announces Presidential Debate Location - February 12, 2008
KEYE - Austinites eager for Democratic debate - February 12, 2008
CNN - Texas showdown: Dems agree to CNN-Univision debate - February 11, 2008