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URGENT UPDATE- DEBATE POSTPONED

Sept. 28, 2018-

The Sept. 30 debate between Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Beto O’Rourke has been postponed. Senator Cruz will be in Washington, D.C. for weekend votes.

UH, Univision 45 and ABC-13 are working with the campaigns to find a new date to reschedule.


Student Center South Address

4455 University Dr.
Houston, TX 77204

The deadline to request a press credential is Thursday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. CT.

Credentials

Journalists interested in covering the debate should send the following information to Shawn Lindsey, UH senior director of media relations, selindsey@uh.edu

  • Legal Name
  • Title/Company
  • Medium (i.e. Television, Print, Online)
  • Phone Numbers (office and cell)
  • E-mail Address

Media will be required to present photo identification and a company ID upon check-in. The credential will grant the journalist access to the media center/Spin Room.

Deadline for a press credential is Thursday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. CT.

Media Spin Room

  • Media check-in will be at the Student Center South, southeast entrance closest to University Dr. and Parking Lot 1B.
  • Wi-Fi Internet Service: University of Houston will provide free wireless internet
  • The Spin Room will be open to journalists beginning at 3 p.m. CT the day of the debate.
  • There is no media seating inside the theatre. TV monitors will be available for viewing in the Spin Room.
  • No video cameras will be allowed in the theatre.
  • ABC 13 and Univision 45 will provide video distribution with embedded audio.
  • One still photographer will be allowed inside theatre; stills will be distributed to interested print media.
  • Candidate Availability: Candidates may make themselves available in the Spin Room for interviews following the debate. Those decisions will be made by each campaign.

Please send technical questions to Tim Hinson Timothy.L.Hinson@abc.com

  Restrictions:

  • TV: Embargoed until conclusion at 7 p.m. CT. Must provide “ABC 13 & Univision 45” video courtesy credit over all excerpted video clips.
  • Audio:  Embargoed until conclusion at 7 p.m. CT. Must provide “ABC 13 & Univision 45” video courtesy credit over all excerpted audio clips.
  • Web:  Embargoed until conclusion  at 7 p.m. CT. Must credit “ABC 13 and Univision 45” over all excerpted video clips.

Please send technical questions to Tim Hinson Timothy.L.Hinson@abc.com

Media Parking

  • Parking information will be provided following approval of credentials.