May 18, 2011
Anna Christopher, NPR
IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SPEECH ON MIDEAST POLICY
NPR's Andy Carvin (@acarvin) and FP's Marc Lynch (@abuaardvark)
To Moderate Event; Seeking Questions, Participation on Twitter #MEspeech
Audiences can join the conversation on Twitter using #MEspeech. NPR's news blog The Two-Way will carry the Q&A and a live video stream of the interview. Lynch's blog at ForeignPolicy.com will also carry the conversation, and the video will be streamed at WhiteHouse.gov/live
The platform for this conversation recognizes the unprecedented role Twitter, along with other social media tools, has played in the Mideast uprisings. Carvin and Lynch are soliciting questions before and during the President's speech from a world-wide audience. Questions may be submitted at any time by posting a tweet with the hashtag #MEspeech.
Beginning at 11:20AM (ET), NPR News will offer live coverage of the President's speech, hosted by Guy Raz of the weekend version of All Things Considered. This special coverage will be broadcast on NPR member stations nationwide (final local stations at www.npr.org/stations) and carried at NPR.org.