Bob Schieffer and Harry Smith do an outdoor segment of CBS “The Early Show” in front of the Belmont Mansion.
Moderator Tom Brokaw arrives at the Curb Event Center to conduct final preparations for the 2008 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
Though the rains made for a wet day, nothing could dampen Debate08 spirit.
Hundreds of visitors came to Belmont’s campus to express their support of the candidates.
Senator John McCain was the first to arrive at the Curb Event Center Tuesday for his walk-thru of the facility and a brief greeting of President Fisher.
Senator Barack Obama arrived on campus in early afternoon for his own Debate08 briefing and moment with the university president.
Chris Matthews kept the crowds entertained with live broadcasts throughout the day of his MSNBC show “Hardball.”
By early evening all was in place for the debate to begin.
Joined by executives from the Commission on Presidential Debates, Dr. Fisher welcomes the Town Hall participants to Belmont.
Media from all over the world watched the debate closely from the Media Filing Center on the soccer field.
The candidates tackle the issues.
Click here to view video of students’ perspectives on Debate08 and campus preparations for the event.