Statewide Election 2012 Town Meeting Series Begins at Scranton

Oct 3, 2012

Students and general public invited to attend Pennsylvania Cable Network’s town meeting at The University of Scranton

The Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) will kick off a special LIVE programming series of Election 2012 town meetings at The University of Scranton on Monday, Oct. 8.

For the series, PCN will go on the road to visit select college campuses across the state in order to gauge reaction about the upcoming election less than a month before voters take to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

The town hall meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Pearn Auditorium of Brennan Hall on the University’s campus. It is open to the public. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

The hour-long LIVE program will allow college students and area residents the chance to share questions and comments about election 2012 with a guest panel. Confirmed panelists for the evening include: Chris Borick, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Public Opinion at Muhlenberg College; Patrick McKenna, associate editor of the Scranton Times-Tribune; William Parente, Ph.D., professor of political science at The University of Scranton; and Matthew Reavy, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Communication Department at The University of Scranton.

For those unable to attend, participation will be made possible through e-mail and Twitter. Comments and questions during the event can be sent to or tweeted using #pcntv2012.

For those without access to cable or those unable to get to a TV, PCN’s LIVE coverage will also be made available online by subscribing to PCN Select at For more information about the streaming service, visit

Starting Monday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m., PCN will pre-empt the “PCN Call-In” program to air LIVE Election 2012 town hall meetings hosted at universities and colleges across the state. PCN will air LIVE election day coverage beginning at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6. For more information about PCN and its statewide channel allocations, visit


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 by participating cable systems in Pennsylvania serving more than 10 million Pennsylvanians in 3.3 million homes. 

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