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US Election Special

Free Speech, Series 1 Episode 8 of 12

Jake Humphrey chairs a live debate, with a panel of politicians and opinion formers facing questions from the studio audience of 18 to 25-year-olds in Colchester, Essex. On the day that Americans vote for a new president, Free Speech asks just how important the position continues to be.

Also up for debate is whether 16 to 17-year-olds should have the vote in the UK, and an issue that splits opinion on both sides of the Atlantic - abortion law.

There's a special message from tabloid talk show host and former Democratic Mayor of Cincinnati, Jerry Springer, and the Free Speech Power Bar shows what the audience at home think of the panellists.

Radio 1's breakfast news and sports presenter Tina Daheley is the Social Media Jockey, speaking up for the web responses and online comments.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 7 Nov 2012 02:00

US Election Special

US Election Special
All eyes are Stateside right now as today is the U.S. Presidential Election, but Free Speech is also debating the issues that matter to you in Cochester.

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Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterJake Humphrey
PresenterJake Humphrey
Series ProducerSusan Crook
Series ProducerSusan Crook
Executive ProducerSteve Anderson
Executive ProducerSteve Anderson

Create the Debate

Jamal Edwards, Gemma Cairney, Georgie Okell

Watch the short films and download the pack to create your own debate in the classroom.

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