President Barack Obama will meet with approximately 250 young people for A Conversation With President Obama, a town hall meeting airing live Thursday (Oct. 14) at 4 p.m. ET on Viacom’s CMT, BET.com and MTV. The event, tape delayed to air at 4 p.m. PT, will take place at BET’s studios in Washington, D.C.
Those in attendance will represent a broad cross section of backgrounds, interests and political views. The president will answer questions from the studio audience as well as from users submitting questions online and through their mobile devices. A Conversation With President Obama will stream live and on-demand on CMT.com, BET.com, MTV.com and Tr3s.com where users will be able to submit their questions for the president via the Twitter Tracker, a web-based tool that will be featured during the live event as the primary way for viewers at home to submit questions and track comments related to the Town Hall.
While the Twitter Tracker goes live on Wednesday (Oct. 13), users can submit questions now via Twitter using the hashtag “ask” plus any specific issue of interest to them. For example, if it’s about jobs, users can tweet “#askjobs” and then their question. If it’s about education, they can tweet “#askeducation.” The same can be done for comments using the tag “comment,” followed by their thoughts.
A Conversation With President Obama will be hosted by CMT’s Katie Cook, MTV’s Sway Calloway and BET’s April Woodard. It will also be telecast live on Centric, mtvU and Tr3s.