political discussion scheduled on Channel 45
While candidates from the major political parties continue to
find ways to court young voters, leaders of political student organizations
are finding ways to reach out to fellow students to get involved.
Representatives from the UTC student chapters of Campus Republicans,
College Democrats, Campus Liberterians, and the UTC Green Party
will participate in a live show on WTCI TV45, carried on Chattanooga
Comcast cable channel 05. The program will air on Wednesday, October
20, 8-9 p.m.
“Our students will share their perceptions about college student
involvement in the political process. They'll discuss political
issues of concern to all students," said Chuck Cantrell, assistant
vice chancellor for University Relations at UTC. "This will
not be a program to advance the issues of a political party but
rather to promote and highlight young people's involvement in our
The UTC Office of University Relations is producing the program
in conjunction with WTCI. Reporters and photographers from "Mocs
TV News," a news program produced by UTC students, will be
providing taped segments for the program.
All members of the television broadcast will be united on one front—and
that is the importance of students making the effort to go the polls.
“If students educate themselves about the issues and the
choices, it will become clear to them that this presidential election
will make a difference for their future. We want to encourage students
to let their voices be heard,” Cantrell said.