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BBC to broadcast from USF Tampa election watch party

TAMPA — Many eyes in the media will already on be Florida for the results of today's presidential election, but one international outlet plans to broadcast directly from Tampa.

The BBC will broadcast live from the University of South Florida during a watch party tonight from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. outside the Marshall Student Center. The free event is sponsored by Student Government, the NAACP, Delta Sigma Theta and Omega Phi Beta.

The station also will host a discussion with a live audience including USF students and local community members from 6 to 7 p.m., which will be simulcast by WUSF's radio station. Among the guests will be Republican strategist Adam Goodman, Democratic pollster Tom Eldon and Tampa Republican Club president Joseph Citro, BBC producer Paul Stanworth said.

The BBC will continue to broadcast on campus until Wednesday morning, after election results have been announced.

Also on campus are correspondents from the ABC and CBS news networks. They have been broadcasting from USF throughout the day, USF spokeswoman Lara Wade-Martinez said.

BBC to broadcast from USF Tampa election watch party 11/06/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 3:17pm]
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