Airs Tuesday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m. Red River Radio and NPR News will provide live coverage of the the second Presidential Debate which will use a town meeting format. Candy Crowley, Chief Political Correspondent for CNN and Anchor of CNN's State of the Union will be the moderator for this debate which will be broadcast live from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. Following the debates we'll hear analysis from NPR Senior Washington editor Ron Elving, our political analysts E.J. Dionne and Matt Continetti, and several NPR policy reporters who will be standing by in our studio. We'll also hear insights from our traveling campaign reporters and a national political correspondents who will join us from the debate sites.
Stephen F. Austin State University will bring together Middle East scholars, analysts and journalists for a two-day conference in Houston. The conference will focus on the future relationship between the United States and the Middle East. The goal is to develop some policy recommendations that can be forwarded to the U.S. State Department and policy institutes. The conference will be held Oct. 18-19 at the Magnolia Hotel in Houston. It's free and open to the public.