WICC readies for Super Tuesday with a Monday broadcast from Fairfield University


As Connecticut prepares to hold its primary on Tuesday, March 2, along with nine other states, Image: WICCWICC's Citizen Smith show is coming to the Fairfield University campus on Monday, March 1, to talk with faculty and students about political issues that are being debated on the primary trail. The broadcast will take place from 4 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at Jazzman's Café in the Barone Campus Center.

Lined up to participate in the broadcast are Kristina Riordan, president of the College Democrats, who has been working on family friend John Kerry's campaign. Kristina's Dad went to law school with Sen. Kerry and both she and her Dad are working on his campaign.

Kristina's housemate and best friend, Emily McAdam, is the vice chairman of the Connecticut Union of College Republicans and will be interviewed on WICC as well.

Eileen Arnold, head of the Debate Team, is lining up members to debate some of the hot topics emerging from the national political scene.

Dr. Donald Greenberg, associate professor of politics, who is a regular guest on the Citizen Smith show (6 to 7 p.m. on Fridays) will be on the broadcast, along with Dr. John Orman, professor of politics and an expert on the U.S. presidency.

Dr. James Simon, assistant professor of English who heads the journalism program at Fairfield, will bring his unique experience as a former Associated Press bureau chief and then member of the Dukakis presidential campaign to the discussion.

Citizen Smith is the host of a talk show that covers local and national political issues every weekday from 4 to 7 p.m. on WICC.

The Jazzman's Café setting was selected to create an intimate space where students could stop by and listen to the broadcast or add to the discussion - WICC will have a "roving reporter" with microphone in hand to talk with members of the audience.

Super Tuesday is so named because of the impact of so many states holding their primaries that day. Other states that will be voting on March 2 are California, New York, Georgia, Maryland, Ohio, Massachusetts, Vermont, Texas and Rhode Island.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on February 25, 2004

Vol. 36, No. 198