Are The Candidates Just Talking the Talk? The Creative Coalition Brings Dialogue to New Hampshire Presidential Debates

Are The Candidates Just Talking the Talk? 

The Creative Coalition Brings Dialogue to New Hampshire Presidential Debates

The Creative Coalition’s 21st Century Debate Dialogues featuring Opinion Leaders,

 Policy Makers and Actors

New York, NY (May 23 2007) –  The Creative Coalition brings a distinguished delegation and their keynote program, Talking the Talk: The Creative Coalition’s 21st Century Debate Dialogues, to New Hampshire for the 2008 CNN Presidential Debates. The Dialogue event will be moderated by The Creative Coalition Advisory Board member Lawrence O’Donnell, Jr. and feature notable thought leaders, policy makers and actors.

The dialogue will include viewpoints from the left, right and center, featuring syndicated columnistArianna Huffington, Republican pollster Dr. Frank Luntz and CNN’s Bill Schneider who all will engage in a lively discussion on issues surrounding the Presidential election and offer an in-depth look at the debates.  This event and brunch will be held on Monday, June 4th, the day after Sunday’s Democratic Candidate debate.

As the nonprofit, nonpartisan public advocacy arm of the arts and entertainment industry, The Creative Coalition works to mobilize and educate the arts community on issues of national importance with special focus on those involving First Amendment rights, public education, and arts advocacy.

“This presidential election cycle is unique– the race is wide open and it’s the first time without an incumbent in more than 50 years,” said Robin Bronk, The Creative Coalition’s Executive Director.  Talking the Talk kicks off a series of Creative Coalition dialogue events and other initiatives that will bring together the nation’s most strategic political thought leaders to help dissect the issues in what will be the most important presidential race in years.


WHO:   The panel will be moderated by Lawrence O’Donnell, Jr. (The West Wing, McLaughlin Group, MSNBC Senior Policy Analyst); panelists include syndicated columnist Arianna Huffington (The Huffington Post), pollster Dr. Frank Luntz (President and CEO, Luntz Research Companies), and commentator Bill Schneider (CNN); and hosted by actors Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me, Big Day, Racing Stripes), Tim Daly (Grey’s AnatomyLaw and Order: SVU, Wings), Hill Harper (CSI: NY, City of Angels), The Creative Coalition Co-President Joe Pantoliano (The Moguls, Memento, The Sopranos), Richard Schiff (The West Wing), Judge Glenda Hatchett (Judge Hatchett), Hallie Eisenberg (How to Eat Fried Worms, The Goodbye Girl), Peter Coyote (Road to Avonlea, Brothers and Sisters), Tim Blake Nelson (Syriana, O Brother, Where Art Thou?), and Cady Huffman (Curb Your Enthusiasm ).

WHAT:  The Creative Coalition’s Keynote Program, Talking the Talk: The Creative Coalition’s 21st Century Debate Dialogues.

WHEN:            Monday, June 4, 2007 10:00am

WHERE:       Salon B, Radisson Hotel

                        700 Elm Street Manchester, New Hampshire

To request media credentials for this event, please contact or Ken Ericson at 202-466-1396/ or Sonja Olson at 202-466-3050/   

The 21st Century Debate Dialogue is made possible through the support of NEI.

About The Creative Coalition (

The Creative Coalition is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community.  Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance, primarily the First Amendment, public education and arts advocacy and is headquartered in New York City.  The Creative Coalition does not endorse or raise funds for political parties or candidates.  For more information, please visit


May 23, 2007

Ken Ericson, 202.466.1396,
Sonja Olson, 202.466.3050,