Sep 15, 2010
Phoenix pubTV debate clip gets nearly 2 million hits on YouTube
The opening of a KAET gubernatorial debate earlier this month -- in which current Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer repeatedly stumbles over her words and then simply stops speaking -- is approaching 2 million hits on YouTube. KAET g.m. Kelly McCullough told Current that someone saw the debate, posted the minute-long portion on YouTube, local TV stations took note, then CNN, MSNBC and Fox followed. By that time the clip was the fourth most-watched on YouTube, and McCullough was hearing from folks as far away as London. "It's a good example of the multimedia nature of the world," as McCullough noted. The Sept. 1 debate is just one in this year's Vote 2010 series. The Phoenix station produces the "Clean Elections Debates" for its election web page and longtime pubaffairs show Horizon.
Posted by Dru at 5:16 PM