Fox News Teams With Google for Presidential Debate

9:25 AM PST 09/02/2011 by THR staff
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Viewers will submit questions on YouTube for the GOP event on September 22.

In order to get viewers more involved with the Republican presidential debate, Fox News is teaming up with Google to bring technology into the forefront.

Viewers will be able to submit questions for the debate, which will take place on September 22, through Google-owned YouTube. Viewers will also be able to vote on which questions they would like answered.

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The GOP debate, which will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, will also incorporate Google trends and public data in order “to help provide context to the questions and inform the debate throughout the evening,” according to the Fox News release.

The Republican debate will be moderated by Special Report anchor Bret Baier. The Fox News/Google co-hosted debate will also stream live on YouTube.

The previous GOP presidential debate in Iowa on August 11 was a ratings success for Fox News, with more than 5 million people watching.

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