In less than two weeks, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will face off again in a debate. This time in St. Louis.
On Sunday, October 9th, Washington University will host its fifth presidential debate going back to 1992.
This time they are expecting nearly a thousand reporters and twice that many technicians for the press coverage. Plus another 900 in the audience, pundits, guests. All at a cost of nearly $5 million to the university. But, the man in charge of coordinating it all says it's money well spent. And not just for the good P-R for the school.
“We do this because of the vibe it brings to campus,” say the chairman of the steering committee Steve Givens. “We do it for our students who find themselves right in the middle of history being made.”
The audience will be made up of undecided St. Louis voters chosen by the polling firm Gallop in phone interviews.
Wash U will get one to 200 of the 900 audience tickets and they will all go to students chosen in a lottery.