On Monday, CNBC will host a town hall on the difficult state of the economy with President Obama in the Washington area. But finding suitable audience members to ask questions of the president is apparently proving difficult.
According to an e-mail sent to an Ivy Leaguer (who also happens to be a big-time Republican), the network is reaching out to members of the Princeton Club for town hall participants. Here’s the e-mail, helpfully forwarded to Power Play:
Dear XXXXX, AN ALUMNI ALERT ….
The Princeton Club of Washington has received a TIME-SENSITIVE INVITATION to participate in a TOWN HALL with President Obama on Sept. 20. A special group will be selected for this, and it will be held in the Washington, D.C. area…. On Monday September 20, CNBC will be holding a special live town hall event from Washington D.C., featuring President Barack Obama.
We would like to invite you to be a member of the audience. We want your voice to be heard. We are looking to capture the sentiment of the nation ahead of the midterm elections. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask their questions directly to the president during the live event.
REQUIRED: That you be available from 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Monday, September 20. If this fits with your schedule, please e-mail the required information listed below to our producer: xxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx This information if for security purposes, since the White House requires all audience members to be screened 72-hours in advance.
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