Viacom Networks To Broadcast Town Hall Event With President Obama
October 5, 2010 at 9:10 AM (PT)
VIACOM will air a one-hour commercial-free town hall event with PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA across its cable networks (BET, CENTRIC, CMT, MTV, mtvU and Tr3s) on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14th at 4p (ET). “A Conversation With PRESIDENT OBAMA” will air live before an audience of approximately 250 young people representing a broad cross-section of backgrounds, interests and political viewpoints.
The special will be hosted by MTV’s SWAY CALLOWAY, BET’s APRIL WOODARD and CMT’s KATIE COOK. PRESIDENT OBAMA will answer questions on a wide range of topics from the studio audience, as well as from viewers who submit questions via TWITTER. The event will also be streamed live over www.BET.com, www.CMT.com and www.MTV.com.
VIACOM Pres./CEO PHILIPPE DAUMAN said, "Our brands reach and connect with the broadest swath of young people in the U.S. because we understand their interests, their passions and their concerns. We know that AMERICA'S youth hold strong views about the challenges our country faces as well as their own aspirations for the future. We are honored that the PRESIDENT has chosen to appear on our cable networks to continue his dialogue with the nation's young people."