Normally, my favorite method of covering CPAC is to conduct interviews with newsmakers, activists, and bloggers as the opportunity arises. With Ustream, that’s incredibly easy to do, since I can start and end shows at the time of my choosing, but setting up a separate show post for each one makes it impossible to do quickly. Plus having a chat room open in multiple posts will make it difficult for people to leave comments, and create other problems as well. Instead, each morning I will have a single live-show post with the chat room (which will be open all day long), and then a separate post for each of the interviews for playback. Just leave this post live in one of your browser tabs, and it should play automatically as I come on the air.
Today, I’m going to try to squeeze in an interview with Governor Tim Pawlenty just before I get to go to the main stage to introduce Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) to the CPAC crowd. It should be yet another busy morning on Blogger Row — and this afternoon, I’ll relocate to XPAC and talk with Kevin McCullough and Stephen Baldwin. Hopefully, I’ll be able to post a few more of my recorded interviews from yesterday, too!
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