Current & Twitter have teamed up for the very first time to integrate real-time Twitter messages (aka "tweets") over major portions of a live television broadcast.

Hack the Debate
by adding your Twitter posts to our live broadcast of the 2008 Presidential Debates.

Current_tv will broadcast as many of your debate tweets as possible right over Palin & Biden and Obama & McCain, in real time, on our live broadcast.
How to PARTICIPATE in Thursday's Hack The Debate II:

  1. Tune in on October 2nd at 9pm EST/ 6pm PST for the Live Vice Presidential Debate. Find Current TV on your local cable/satellite provider or come here to watch the live stream of our broadcast.
  2. Make sure you’ve registered with Twitter to participate.
  3. During the debates, chime in by including "#current" in your tweet. Example:
          "This discussion about universal healthcare makes me want to pop some pills! #current"
  4. We won't be able to air every single tweet on TV, but you can see all of the #current tweets by searching #current on Twitter search.
  5. If you have any questions about participating, send us a tweet @current.

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ON: Hacking The Debates via @jpenabickley