Debate media credential deadline is Aug. 15

The deadline to register for media credentials for the 2008 vice presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis is Aug. 15. On-site credentialing will not be available. Please go to the Commission on Presidential Debates Web site — — to register for credentials.

Media can also go to for Washington University’s rate card, which includes information on ordering everything from satellite truck parking and TV affiliate workspace to a seat in the Media Filing Center and Wi-Fi Internet connection. Credit cards will be charged at the time of order. If debate credentials are not granted, the order will be canceled and the credit card payment will be refunded.

Telephones, DSL, wired Internet service and other connectivity orders will be provided by AT&T. Requests should be made directly to AT&T by calling 1-877-505-0075 or by e-mail: Payments for services provided by AT&T will be collected by AT&T and are not part of the rate card. A price list of services from AT&T is available on the Washington University debate Web site,, under Media Information.

Security services can be obtained from the university’s approved vendor, Allied Barton, at 1-800-942-9394.

Washington University will host the 90-minute-long vice presidential debate at 8 p.m. CDT on Oct. 2, 2008, in the Athletic Complex Field House. Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of Public Broadcasting Service’s “Washington Week” and senior correspondent for “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” has been selected to moderate the vice presidential debate, which will focus on both domestic and foreign policy issues.

This is the fifth consecutive time that the Commission on Presidential Debates has selected the university to host a debate. Washington University is the only institution to host more than two debates. For more information about the debate at Washington University, go to