Students host election night for government access channel

Sophomores in philosophy, politics and the public honors program conduct live reports | November 1, 2005

More than a dozen honors students were on the front lines election night, Nov. 8, when they become on-air correspondents for CitiCable, channel 23, the government access channel for the City of Cincinnati.

The students, who are sophomores in the philosophy, politics and the public (PPP) honors program, conducted live reports from the Hamilton County Board of Elections during CitiCable’s election night coverage from 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

The students focused on local races and issues, including the contests for Cincinnati mayor, city council and school board. They also explored statewide issues that could have an impact on the Greater Cincinnati area.

“The students have been studying local elections all semester,” says Gene Beaupré, director for government relations and PPP professor. “This experience immersed them in the election night process and helped them better comprehend the entire election process.”

Beaupré also appeared on air, offering analysis on the election results from the Board of Elections. Marketing and political consultant Jerry Galvin anchored the election night coverage from CitiCable studios.

CitiCable partnered with the ICRC and Waycross Community Media to show election coverage throughout Hamilton County. This allowed for the most comprehensive coverage of numbers and analysis on election night.