May 6th, 2011

CNN to Make Presidential Debate Footage Available without Restrictions

As previously announced, CNN will team up with Hearst Television’s WMUR-TV and the New Hampshire Union Leader to host a GOP primary debate in America’s first primary state. The debate featuring Republican candidates will be held at Saint Anselm College on June 13 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Due to the historical nature of presidential debates and the significance of these forums to the American public, CNN believes strongly that the debates should be accessible to all viewers.

Read the full release after the jump.

The presidential debates are an integral part of our system of government, in which the American people have the opportunity to make informed choices about who will serve them.  Therefore, CNN debate footage will be made available without restrictions upon the conclusion of each live debate.

This decision will apply to all of CNN’s primary presidential debates, beginning with the upcoming New Hampshire debate on June 13. Press credentialing information and debate details for the June 13 debate will follow in the coming weeks.

CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively-syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media.