On Thursday, January 27th, three days before Iraqis go to the polls, ABC
News Nightline will broadcast a Town Hall Meeting examining the questions
of "What Now?" and "Why Stay?" in reference to Iraq. This is a follow-up to
a Nightline Town Meeting prior to the war's beginning 2 years ago, in which
the question "Why Now?" was explored.
The town hall meeting will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church across
the street from the White House. The discussion will be moderated by Ted
Koppel. We will pretape the 90-minute broadcast at 8:00 pm, and we will air
nationally on a special edition of Nightline later that evening. There will
most likely be six panelists including Congressional leaders, diplomats,
military, and people from the world of intelligence.
We are inviting people to come and participate (to be in the audience,
although there may be an opportunity to ask a question of the panelists).
We have limited seating, so please if you plan to attend, you need to speak
directly to myself or another Nightline producer. Doors open at 6 PM and
close at 7:15 PM. We can be reached at the numbers below.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I am available at
Diana.A.Pierce@abc.com and at 202-222-7359 direct. I hope you are able to
join us on the 27th.
Thanks so much,
Senior Live Segment Producer