September 28, 2008
08-165

Thressea Boyd
Director of Communications

VSU To Host National News Broadcast

VALDOSTA - President Patrick J. Schloss announced that Valdosta State University will host the Oct. 3 national broadcast of ABC’s “World News Tonight.” Schloss emphasized that it is fitting that VSU will host an event that stimulates dialogue and understanding. Further, the event will highlight an outstanding academic center and progressive community.

ABC News and USA Today have teamed up to showcase “50 States in 50 Days” as part of their national political coverage from every state in the nation during the 50 days leading up to the presidential election. ABC News’ anchors and correspondents will join USA Today reporters and photographers and examine specific issues facing voters in their respective state.

ABC’s “World News Tonight,” with anchor Charles Gibson, is set to broadcast live from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Friday in front of West Hall. The community is encouraged to attend the national broadcast and to arrive by 5:30 p.m.

“The value of this opportunity is reflected in our teaching service mission,” Schloss said. “The benefits will be felt by our faculty, students and community. It is wonderful to again see Valdosta highlighted in the national media.”