FAMU hosts presidential watch party with national network TV One

November 7, 2008 · Print This Article

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Nearly 3,000 people attended Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Presidential Election Watch Party on Super Tuesday.
As part of the watch party, FAMU partnered with TV One, a national cable network that targets African Americans and reaches more than 45.8 million households, to provide cut-ins between 7 p.m. and midnight from FAMU’s campus. FAMU broadcast journalism students served as reporters for TV One during the cut-ins.
Local residents, FAMU students, faculty, staff and administrators flooded the air with cheers and claps of approval as the numbers for the historic presidential election came in throughout the night.
Rays of red, white and blue lights beamed from TV One’s live broadcast post while individuals waved American flags in the air in a sheer display of patriotism.
FAMU President James H. Ammons told the crowd they were gathered for no ordinary evening.
“This is the first time the United States could have an African American as president,” said Ammons. “Americans have showed up to the polls as early as two weeks ago in records numbers because they understood the importance of this election. Just think, here at FAMU, the Student Vote Coalition registered more than 3,100 FAMU students to vote; many of those students residing here on campus.”

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