Testing One, Two, Three …
During final preparations for the Vice Presidential Debate on Thursday, October 2, 2008, students stood in for the candidates so that CNN—the network providing the pool feed for all television media covering the debate—could check lights, sound, and camera angles. Standing in for Sen. Joseph Biden was senior Joe Cavanagh, for Gov. Sarah Palin was junior Madeline Thoman, and for moderator Gwen Ifill was junior Danielle Porter. It was another opportunity for students to be engaged in the historic event (read about other student involvement in this issue).