Missouri University of Science and Technology has been selected as the site
for an upcoming town hall forum on the U.S. presidential election, hosted by
the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) and broadcast on the BBC World Service
radio program Newshour
The forum will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, in Leach Theatre of
Missouri S&T’s Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets. The actual broadcast
will begin at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
BBC Newshour presenter Robin Lustig will serve as host for the forum, which will include a panel made up of two U.S. representatives from Missouri, a University of Missouri-St. Louis political science professor and a Missouri journalist.
- U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, a Republican, who represents Missouri’s Second
Congressional District, which includes parts of St. Charles and St. Louis
counties and all of Lincoln County. Akin has represented the Second District
- Bonnie Bell, a journalist with Radio Springfield.
- U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan, a Democrat, who represents Missouri’s Third
Congressional District, which includes parts of St. Louis and St. Louis County,
and all of Jefferson and Ste. Genevieve counties. Carnahan is a native of Rolla
and the son of former Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan and former Missouri Sen. Jean
Carnahan. Carnahan has represented the Third District since 2005.
- Dr. Dave Robertson, professor of political science at the University of
For more information or to suggest a question for the panel, email Catherine
Miller of the BBC at email@example.com.