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Drake U. Hosts CNN Voter Panel

CNN will convene a panel of 40 voters at Drake University's Cowles Library in Des Moines, Iowa, Sept. 16 to gauge reaction to the second Republican Debate, which the news channel is airing from the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. Calif.

Iowa holds the nation's first presidential caucus Feb. 1.

Drake is already set to host a Democratic presidential TV debate on Nov. 14, to be hosted by CBS news in conjunction with KCCI-TV and the Des Moines Register, as well as two candidate events focused on minority issues, the Brown and Black forum, Dec. 3 for Republicans and Jan. 11, 2016, for Democrats.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.