Nashville's Belmont University Chosen as Site for 2008 Presidential Debate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Belmont University officials say the school has been chosen as one of three sites to host a presidential debate next year.

The October 7th event will be use a "town hall" format with the audience proposing questions directly to the candidates. It is expected to be viewed by millions worldwide.

This will be the first time presidential candidates have debated in Tennessee since the Commission on Presidential Debates was established in 1987.

Other debates will be the University of Mississippi in Oxford and Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Washington University in St. Louis will host the vice presidential debate.

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