PCN to host special Congressional town hall meeting at Penn State York

April 11, 2012

Penn State York is one of the stops when the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) goes on the road with Congressional town hall meetings to several college campuses to gauge reaction during the last week before the state primary on April 24. 

Starting Monday, April 16, PCN will pre-empt the “PCN Call-In” program to air live Congressional town hall meetings hosted at universities and colleges across the state beginning at 7 p.m. for the entire week. The Penn State York campus will be featured on Friday, April 20.

The 90-minute live program will allow college students, area residents, professors, local political reporters and area representatives to discuss and share reaction about what is going on this election year within their congressional district. All nine Democratic and Republican candidates that are running for office within the 4th Congressional District will be attending and will have an opportunity to briefly share their platform with the audience.

Discussing the issues within the 4th Congressional District will be a guest panel comprised of Scott Fisher, opinion page editor for the York Daily Record; Keegan Gibson, managing editor for Politics PA; Dr. Michael Jarrett, professor of English at Penn State York; and a representative from Centro Hispano Jose Hernandez. 

The town hall meeting, which will be held in the Community Room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center on campus, is open to the public, but for those unable to attend, participation is possible through email and Twitter. Comments and questions during the event can be sent to pcntv2012@pcntv.com or tweeted using the hash tag #pcntv2012.

Other collegiate locations scheduled throughout the week include the University of Pittsburgh -- Johnstown, Bloomsburg University, Cheyney University and the Lower Bucks Campus of Bucks County Community College.

PCN will air LIVE primary coverage beginning at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24. PCN will have LIVE reports from the headquarters of key statewide races. The network will once again be partnering with the PA Business Council for election numbers throughout the evening. Several political experts will provide in-studio commentary and analysis of the election numbers. For more information about PCN’s primary coverage and channel allocations, visit www.pcntv.com.

PCN is a nonprofit, noncommercial news organization created and supported by cable television companies. PCN receives no state or federal funding. Network programming is distributed on more than 150 cable systems in Pennsylvania serving more than 10 million Pennsylvanians in 3.3 million homes.

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Last Updated April 12, 2012