Iowa Brown & Black Democratic forum tonight @ 8pm

Too bad about only 5 people will be watching. It’s only being broadcast on HDNet.

Press release from the site:

DALLAS (November 15, 2007) – HDNet, the nation’s leading high-definition television network, announced today that it will present a live, national broadcast of the sixth Iowa Brown & Black Presidential Forum. The Forum is the nation’s only presidential forum in which all candidates have the opportunity to answer essential concerns of African-Americans and Latinos.

The two hour-long forum will begin at 8:00 pm ET on Saturday, December 1. It will be moderated by Michele Norris, host of National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” and Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for PBS’s “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.”

Panel members will be Dr. Juan Andrade Jr., President of US Hispanic Leadership Institute; Angel F. Gonzalez Irizarry, Vice Chair for State of Iowa’s Commission of Latino Affairs, Adrien K. Wing, Professor of Law, University of Iowa; and Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Hip Hop Summit Action Network President and CEO.

All eight democratic presidential candidates have confirmed their participation in the Forum, which will be presented for the first time in high-definition.

This Forum will be one of the last debates before Iowa voters head to caucus on January 3.

HDNet’s live coverage will begin at 7:30 pm ET (4:30 pm PT) with a preview show hosted by Dan Rather, Global Correspondent for HDNet’s “Dan Rather Reports.” Rather will also host a half-hour live post-Forum recap at 10:00 pm ET.

That’s 8pm eastern, 7pm central.

I’d invite anyone with video of the event to contact me. I’ll be looking for it afterwards to post it here. Hopefully somewhere will air it nationally or have a stream online later.


Here’s another story with a little video report:

Saturday forum conclusions and analysis – Video added


Here’s the entire video of the Brown & Black Presidential forum:

12/1/07 – The Iowa Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum from HDNet