2016 Presidential Debate

Videos from #UNLVPresDebate events.

  • Presidential Debate Volunteer Experiences

    Hear from four students about their experiences volunteering at the final Presidential Debate hosted at UNLV on October 19, 2016.

  • Journalism students reflect on the presidential debate at UNLV

    What was it like for UNLV Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies students to cover the presidential debate at UNLV? It was an opportunity of a lifetime. Watch this video to hear from our talented journalism students.

  • UNLV Podcast Host Mallika Pal

    Mallika Pal discusses the effect of UNLV being selected as the site for the final Presidential Debate. Check out the first UNLV Podcast hosted by Mallika and three more students: http://www.unlv.edu/podcast Read more about Mallika's experience: https://www.unlv.edu/news/article/meet-wonks-mallika-pal

  • Presidential Debate Student Volunteer Randy Dexter

    Communications studies and Spanish major Randy Dexter talks about the impact of being the site for the final Presidential Debate. Read more about Randy: https://www.unlv.edu/news/article/meet-wonks-randy-dexter

  • Presidential Debate Student Volunteer Christian Ogata

    Christian Ogata, a senior in Political Science , talks about why he's excited for the debate season. Read more about Christian: https://www.unlv.edu/news/article/meet-wonks-christian-ogata

  • UNLV Presidential Debate Lecture Series Episode 5

    As part of the UNLV Presidential Debate Lecture Series Dr. Kathryn Olson, professor and chair of the Communication Department in the College of Letters & Science at University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, discussed how presidential debates might illustrate candidate accountability and performances of democratic leadership. Olson uses rhetorical criticism and argumentation to examine American texts, issues, movements, images, and debates with public consequences. UNLV TV recorded the lecture series and the videos will be housed on the UNLV Libraries Digital Scholarship institutional repository.

  • UNLV Presidential Debate Lecture Series Episode 4

    As part of the UNLV Presidential Debate Lecture Series Alan Schroeder, professor at the Northeastern University School of Journalism in Boston, presented a talk titled: “Risky Business on the Campaign Trail: Why Candidates Fear Presidential Debates."  Schroeder is the author of several books: Presidential Debates: Risky Business on the Campaign Trail (Columbia University Press, 2016), as well as two previous editions, Presidential Debates: 50 Years of High-Risk TV (Columbia University Press, 2008) and Presidential Debates: 40 Years of High-Risk TV (Columbia University Press, 2000); Celebrity-in-Chief: How Show Business Took Over the White House (Westview Press, 2004); and a textbook, Writing and Producing Television News: From Newsroom to Air (Oxford University Press, 2008). Schroeder has written about a variety of media-related topics for such outlets as the New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, Politico, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, CNN.com, and the Guardian. His work in media and politics extends internationally. He has lectured about the global phenomenon of televised debates in Spain, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Colombia, and Peru, and he has testified before the British Parliament about debate structure and sponsorship.  UNLV TV recorded the event and the video will be housed on the UNLV Libraries Digital Scholarship institutional repository.

  • UNLV Presidential Debate Lecture Series Episode 3

    As part of the UNLV Presidential Debate Lecture Series, Dr. Edward Hinck, professor at the College of Communication & Fine Arts at Central Michigan University, discussed politeness in presidential debates. Dr. Hinck's interests lie in the study of political debate and forensic pedagogy. Currently, Dr. Hinck is in the process of working on a book project with his colleagues William O. Dailey and Shelly Hinck on how face saving and face threatening strategies shape audience's perceptions of candidates in presidential and vice presidential debates. As the director of the Forensics Program at CMU, he enjoys coaching undergraduates in speech activities sponsored by the National Forensic Association and mentoring graduate assistants who serve as assistant coaches. UNLV TV recorded the event and the video will be housed on the UNLV Libraries Digital Scholarship institutional repository.

  • UNLV Presidential Debate Lecture Series Episode 1

    As part of the UNLV Presidential Debate Lecture Series Dr. David Zarefsky, professor emeritus of the Northwestern University School of Communication, presented a talk on the first and second 2012 debates between President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney on Sept. 8, 2016 at the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs at UNLV. Zarefsky discussed what led to President Obama’s poor initial performance and his "comeback" in the second debate.   The lecture series is co-sponsored by the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, UNLV Libraries, and the UNLV Presidential Debate Campus Engagement Committee. The lecture series is free and open to the public. UNLV TV will record the lectures series and the videos will be housed on the UNLV Libraries Digital Scholarship institutional repository.

  • UNLV Presidential Debate Lecture Series Episode 2

    As part of the UNLV Presidential Debate Lecture Series, Dr. Mitchell McKinney, professor and chair of the University of Missouri Communication Department, presented "The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly of Social Media Use and Debate Viewing" on Sept. 12, 2016 at the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. The lecture series is co-sponsored by the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, UNLV Libraries, and the UNLV Presidential Debate Campus Engagement Committee. The lecture series is free and open to the public. UNLV TV will record the lectures series and the videos will be housed on the UNLV Libraries Digital Scholarship institutional repository.

  • #UNLVPresDebate Rally Recap

    Highlights from the September campus rally to kick off the countdown to the final Presidential Debate hosted at UNLV on October 19.

  • CCSD & UNLV Launch Partnerships for 2016 Presidential Debate

  • Wear UNLV Red Week

    Show your support for UNLV and wear UNLV Red all week (October 16-22) to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to host the final Presidential Debate.