Today, MySpace and MTV announced that users will be able to submit questions real-time to presidential candidates during Internet and tv broadcasts:
The two companies described the events as “dialogues” between major Republican and Democratic candidates and MySpace and MTV devotees. Users can participate via MySpace instant messaging, mobile devices and e-mail. The dialogues will take place on college campuses nationwide and air on the MTV and mtvU cable stations, and will be webcast live on MTV.com and MySpaceTV.
Online viewer reaction to the discussions will be captured through live polling on MTV.com and MySpace.com.
The first dialogue will feature former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) on Sept. 27. Eleven other presidential candidates — including Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), Gov. Bill Richardson and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — have all agreed to participate in events to be held between September and December.