PRESS RELEASE from CNN and the Nevada Democratic Party 

For Release:  Feb. 7, 2007


CNN, Nevada Democratic Party to Host Presidential Debate on Nov. 4

CNN and the Nevada Democratic Party will host the Nevada Democratic Presidential Debate on Sunday, Nov. 4 exactly one year before the 2008 presidential election at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas .  CNN will serve as moderator and exclusive national broadcaster of the debate.

The Democratic Party positioned Nevada as a key state for the 2008 presidential campaign when it recently moved the Nevada caucuses between the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary.

"The Nevada Democratic Presidential Debate represents a significant addition to our extensive coverage plans for the upcoming presidential campaign," said Jon Klein, president of CNN/U.S.  "This debate puts CNN at the forefront of coverage in this important battleground state, whose citizens will play a critical, early role in the selection of the Democratic nominee."

 "I am happy that CNN recognizes the importance of Nevada as it prepares to play a key role in selecting the 2008 Democratic nominee," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).  "As I have said before, a candidate who can win in Nevada can capture the West and win the White House. As our partner in the November debate, CNN will highlight the issues that are important to the Western voters who hold the key to victory in 2008. I look forward to welcoming all the presidential candidates to Las Vegas for this pivotal debate."

In addition to a live prime-time airing on CNN, the debate's impact will be enhanced by extensive live coverage across CNN's multiple platforms. The broadcasts will be made available to all CNN Radio affiliates worldwide. In addition, there will be special coverage on CNN.com; CNN Pipeline, CNN.com's premium live news video service; CNN Podcasting; Headline News and CNN en Español.

CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is one of the world's most respected and trusted sources for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; four Web sites, including CNN.com, the first major news and information Web site; CNN Pipeline, CNN.com's premium live news video service; CNN Newsource, the world's most extensively syndicated news service; and partnerships for four television networks and one Web site.
 


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CONTACT:

Edie Emery                            CNN, Washington, D.C.                     202/898-7657                         edie.emery@cnn.com

Kirsten Searer                       Nevada State Democratic Party       702/737-8683                           ksearer@nvdems.com