Obama Sets Youth Town Hall for Oct. 14

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President Barack Obama will hold a youth town hall meeting next week in Washington, D.C., as he continues his mid-term election cycle’s final hour efforts to re-energize the Democratic youth vote.

At an event co-hosted by MTV, BET and CMT moderators, Obama will field questions from a group of about 250 young people and will also take questions submitted on Twitter. The White House confirmed the event but directed all other questions to the networks.

The audience members will be chosen from a variety of backgrounds and invited to the event, according to Viacom, which owns MTV.

The hour-long Conversation with President Obama will be broadcast live on several networks and websites at 4 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Oct. 14, less than three weeks before the Nov. 2 election.

The youth demographic Obama largely captured in 2008 is receiving considerable attention and being urged to show up to the polls again in 2010. Obama spoke at a rally for young Democrats in Madison, Wis., last week, and will participate in a Philadelphia rally on Sunday and a tele-town hall on Tuesday with the Democratic National Committee – all to drum up youth support.