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Cambridge Community Television to Host Mock ‘Presidential Debate’ for PARK(ing) Day, Sept. 16

The candidates have had their say. Now is the time to have yours. On Friday, September 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cambridge Community Television and its citizen journalism team at NeighborMedia.org will be hosting a mock presidential debate with three podiums: one for a cardboard cutout of Hillary Clinton, one for a cardboard cutout of Donald Trump, and one that is left for YOU, the people!

Come take a spot at the center of the stage to tell the candidates – and the viewers watching LIVE online and on TV – what you think about them, the issues and this presidential election season. Practice your First Amendment right of free speech and tell us what you would do if you were President of the United States. This all takes place in the metered parking space right in front of CCTV, 438 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square, for PARK(ing) Day 2016. The six-hour “debate” can be watched live from the street, on CCTV Cambridge Channel 9 or at cctvcambridge.org/channel09. Receive frequent updates on CCTV’s and NeighborMedia’s social media channels.

PARK(ing) Day is an international event in which metered parking spaces are transformed into miniature public places for the day. Cambridge has been celebrating the event since 2011, and CCTV has been participating since 2012. PARK(ing) Day was started in 2005 in San Francisco to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat. This year, Cambridge will see 97 different parking spaces filled with PARK(ing) Day-related activities, more than any other city in the world. In past years, CCTV’s NeighborMedia program has hosted an outdoor newsroom and an outdoor daytime talk show set, pulling in passersby to talk to volunteer reporters about Cambridge issues, people, places and events.