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Ohio Wesleyan Experts to Discuss 2008 Presidential Election on Ohio News Network’s Oct. 14 ’Capitol Square’ Program

October 12, 2007

DELAWARE, OHIO – OWU Professor Joan McLean and Adjunct Professor Paul Kostyu will appear on ONN’s “Capitol Square” at 10 a.m. Sunday to discuss the upcoming presidential election.

The two will appear during the first 10-minute segment of the 30-minute program, hosted Sunday by ONN anchor Eleanor Hayes.

McLean, Ph.D., is a professor of politics and government and Ohio Wesleyan’s associate dean for first-year students. She is a former political adviser to Geraldine Ferraro and was part of the group that designed the strategy to help Ferraro become Walter Mondale’s running mate in the 1984 presidential race. She also previously served as political director of the National Women’s Political Caucus and ERAmerica.

Kostyu, Ph.D., joined Ohio Wesleyan’s journalism faculty in 1990. While on sabbatical in 2000, he began working for Copley Newspapers as statehouse bureau chief, covering Ohio politics and legislative issues. Today he is statehouse bureau chief for GateHouse Media. Kostyu is a Pulitzer Prize nominee and has worked on projects for The Ann Arbor News (Michigan), The News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) and U.S. News & World Report.

In addition to Sunday’s 10 a.m. airing, “Capitol Square” will be rebroadcast at noon and 7 p.m. Sunday and at 3 p.m. Monday. Afterward, it will be available for online viewing and listening for one week at www.ohionewsnow.com. (From the ONN homepage, choose the “On ONN” link on the left side of the page, and then select the “Capitol Square” podcast or video option.)

The Ohio News Network is a 24-hour cable news channel for news, weather, sports, and lifestyle programming. Currently, the network is seen in more than 1.5 million cable households in 83 of Ohio’s 88 counties. In the Columbus area, ONN is available on Channel 14 of WOW, Channel 58 of Insight Communications, and Channel 100 of Time Warner Cable.

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