Meet The Press To Host Republican ‘Facebook Debate’ In New Hampshire

NBC’s Meet the Press will host a “Facebook debate” ahead of the New Hampshire primary, host David Gregory announced in a web video (suitable for sharing on Facebook) posted today. Gregory described it as a “one of a kind experience” that starts “right now” with an ongoing political discussion of the 2012 campaign on the MTP Facebook page and leading up to the debate, to happen the Sunday before the primary. The debate will happen, Gregory says, “not just on air, but within your social network.”

The event will air on NBC and via streaming on Facebook:

This is sure to add a ground-breaking new chapter to the rich history of ‘Meet the Press’ political debates,” said Steve Capus, President of NBC News. “What really sets this partnership apart is that we are able to combine the reach of NBC’s audiences and Facebook’s users to connect with engaged, informed communities. The debate will take place next year, but the conversation has already started on the ‘Meet the Press’ Facebook page and on the broadcast every Sunday.”

Watch the announcement here, from NBC News:

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