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Robinson Hosts BBC in his Home on Election Night

Robinson Hosts BBC in his Home on Election Night

Associate professor and chair, Tony Robinson of political science, holds an election night party every two years. This year, when the BBC inquired about putting a few reporters in his south Denver house, Robinson rolled out the red (and blue) carpet. "I got a call from them and they said, 'We want to do something on election night to capture the energy and spirit of an American election. What idea do you have?'" Robinson remembers. "I said, 'Well, I don't know, but I'm having an election party. Do you want to come to my election party?'"

The BBC journalists -- Lerato Mbele (South Africa), Nuala McGovern (Ireland) and James Fletcher (Australia) -- periodically interviewed guests at the party for live segments on its Radio 4 "election special," which was heard primarily by the domestic British audience. From 11 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. the students were interviewed for the BBC World Service "Newsday" program, which is an international program that airs across Europe and Africa.

Read more about the exciting occasion here.


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