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National Issues Forums Public Voice 2006 Program Now Available Online

The National Issues Forums (NIF) website (www.nifi.org) now has information (including a video clip to watch) about this year’s “A Public Voice 2006”—an annually produced one-hour public affairs television program that examines how well the United States public is tackling an important public issue. The program for 2006 is titled: “People and Politics: Facing Democracy’s Challenge” and includes glimpses inside some of the National Issues Forums around the country where people have held deliberative discussions using the NIF issue book “Democracy’s Challenge: Reclaiming the Public’s Role.” The television program also features a panel of office holders, experts, and members of the media as they view and discuss excerpts from forums held earlier this year. You can watch a clip from this new program and find more information about the “A Public Voice” series, including a current listing of public television stations around the country that have made commitments to air this year’s “A Public Voice 2006.” Links to all this information and to a page that will let you watch a clip from this year’s program (or from last year’s program) can be found in the lower left hand side of the NIF homepage. To order a copy of this video, contact Ruffolo at ecruffolo@ec-ruffolo.com, call 800-600-4060, or FAX: 937-435-7367.

Amy Lang
Amy Lang is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at the University of British Columbia. She wrote her dissertation on British Columbia’s groundbreaking Citizens’ Assembly process, and is currently doing follow-up research on the Ontario Citizens’ Assembly.

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