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ABC 'Nightline' to broadcast 'town meeting' from Stanford

STANFORD -- Dinkelspiel Auditorium will be the site of a "town meeting" on U.S. presidential politics, to be broadcast live on the ABC News program "Nightline" on Friday, April 10.

"The Process Run Amok: A Look at the Presidential Campaign," is scheduled for 8:30 to approximately 10 p.m. Admission is by ticket only, with about 300 Stanford faculty, staff and students to be selected at random to receive tickets.

The program will examine public attitudes and concerns about the process of selecting the president of the United States. Anchor Ted Koppel, and a Stanford and Bay Area audience, will ask questions of presidential candidates. Though all major active candidates have been invited to come to campus for the program, ABC producers said most are likely to be seen and heard via satellite from various locations around the nation.

Members of the Stanford community will be selected at random from university computer records, and their names published in Thursday's Stanford Daily. The individuals selected can, with current Stanford ID, pick up tickets in White Plaza between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday. Any unclaimed tickets will be available to the Stanford community at noon Friday in White Plaza on a first-come, first-served basis.

In addition, several hundred Bay Area residents meant to represent a cross-section of the public will be selected for the audience and provided with tickets by ABC News.

The doors to Dinkelspiel will open at 7 p.m. for ticket-holders and close at 8 p.m.

The Stanford Woodwind Quintet, whose concert had been scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday in Dinkelspiel, agreed to move to Campbell Recital Hall next door. Several classes and rehearsals also were moved to allow ABC to set up for the program.


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