November 25th, 2007
09:56 AM ET
12 years ago

On location in Florida

A CNN satellite truck up early Sunday for reporter live shots.

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (CNN)- Sure, we’d rather be sleeping in on a Sunday morning, but we’re up early and on the job down here in Florida. We’re just outside the Mahaffey Theater along Bayshore Drive. The theater is where the Republican presidential candidates will face off Wednesday night in a CNN YouTube debate.

Inside the theater stage hands and production workers will spend all day building the stage and hanging lights and cables, in advance of the debate.

Outside, we’ll be doing live reports all day on the race for the White House. It’s an early start for us, but it’s nice and warm out, a lot warmer than Iowa or New Hampshire right now.

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- CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser

Filed under: CNN/YouTube Debate • Florida • Race to '08
soundoff (8 Responses)

    QUICK! Someone alert the Media! CNN really thinks THEY are the news now!

    November 25, 2007 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  2. jayne,boston,ma

    I hope the next debate will be professional. I was mered to see how the Vegas debate was handled...Can we have some professionism please? This is not third world.

    November 25, 2007 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  3. AC Itizen, New Orleans, LA

    While in FL check in on this police activity that has adversely impacted the community. What do the candidates think of the allegations atttached?

    November 25, 2007 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  4. Desmon, Tampa Florida

    With the past history of race relations in St. Petersburg there should be a democratic debate in the area. The Republican canidates are bland and not willing to confront the "real" issues facing the average American citizen.

    November 25, 2007 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  5. Matthew Sutton, Medford, OR

    Hey CNN, are you going to ask the Republicans whether they "inhaled"?

    Or is that just a question that you only want Barack Obama to address?

    November 25, 2007 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  6. Clifford, St Petersburg, Florida

    To AC Itizen, New Orleans
    Please do your homework, Miami isn't near St. Petersburg. Miami is about 4 hours from the Tampa Bay area.

    November 25, 2007 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |

    For: Clifford, St Petersburg, Florida...

    I checked my map, and St. Pete is only one inch from Miami... But in terms of how the Police treat the Black Youth there compared to where you are, there is a world of difference. The difference most noticed by the way the Black People of Miami, (more properly Overtown) also live in comparison to the Black People in St. Pete. This I know, having lived in both metropolitan areas, lived through the riot in May of 1980 in Miami where I drove a Metro Taxi and witnessed both the actions of the Power, and the Oppressed.

    Let's cut the guy a little slack here. He has a point, and I think the politicians need to address it, not just offer perfunctory jaw-jacking to a real problem that affects the whole of our society. Anytime you think there is no concern, take a walk down 27th Avenue North some night. Thank you.

    November 25, 2007 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  8. ronnie knoxville, tn

    hey the debate is in south florida no matter how U look at it. it's wamr aint it? if you live in a big part of the country miami IS only a hop skip and jump or downthe road a piece from st. peterbsburg . is st pete as violent as they say?

    November 26, 2007 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |