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LAist Interview: Chloe Sladden from Current TV on 'Hack The Debate'

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We hope you have been watching the Presidential and Vice Presidential debates. If you've been watching, have you been using Twitter to throw your opinion into the micro-blogosphere as the debate happens? Current TV has teamed up with Twitter to produce "Hack the Debate", which melds "tweets" and live television during the debates. You can watch the broadcast on either your local distributed access to Current (here's the schedule and listings) or watch Current TV online.

The next debate is tonight at 6:00pm. To participate, you need a Twitter account and you need the account to be in the public timeline. You need to put a "#current" somewhere in your tweet for it to go into the review stream. It also helps if you follow Current on Twitter. This blogger has participated in all the debates but we have yet to see a tweet of ours make it to the broadcast - perhaps we should cut down on the expletives and non sequiturs. But we swear that we've seen some friends' tweets make it through the review process and appear on live television.

We had the chance to talk with Chloe Sladden, Vice President of Special Programming Projects at Current, as they prepared for today's debate. For a more detailed description of the technology breakthroughs achieved for the "Hack the Debate" project, please listen to the full audio podcast below.