Exclusive Live Stream Tonight: FORA.tv to Broadcast Free Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate Live Online Today, May 8: "Should College Football Be Banned?”

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Intelligence Squared U.S. will partner with FORA.tv to present a free live stream of a lively debate that examine whether college football should continue in its current form, or at all. Arguing in favor of the motion are Malcolm Gladwell and Buzz Bissinger, against Tim Green and Jason Whitlock. John Donvan of ABC News will moderate the debate.

WHAT: FORA.tv, the leading online destination for video programs from the world’s best conferences and events, will broadcast tonight’s Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) debate, "Should College Football Be Banned?” Corruption and a growing concern for head injury have put college football in the spotlight. Are football programs’ millions in profits exploitation? Or are they still a celebration of amateur sport? Does football’s inherent danger and violence have any place in institutions of higher learning? Or does it provide young men with educational opportunities they would not otherwise have?

WHEN: Tuesday, May 8th at 6:45 pm EST

WHERE: The debate will be streamed live at intelligencesquaredus.fora.tv. Following the live event, FORA.tv will offer the debate as a free on-demand program, and the full video and highlights will be available to share and embed.

In support of the motion:

Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker staff writer and author, The Tipping Point

Buzz Bissinger, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, Friday Night Lights

Against the motion:

Tim Green, former NFL defensive end and football broadcaster

Jason Whitlock, FOXSports.com national columnist

The Moderator: John Donvan is a correspondent for ABC News. In a career that spans more than two decades for ABC News, Donvan previously served as the Chief White House Correspondent, along with postings in Moscow, London, Jerusalem and Amman.

FORA.tv is the leading online destination for video programs from the world's best conferences and events. With more than 10,000 free and fee-based videos and its iPad "Conference Channel" app, FORA.tv has the web's largest collection of programs that feature the people, issues, and ideas changing the world. FORA.tv helps hundreds of organizations including the Aspen Institute, the Economist, the New York Public Library, and Wired expand the audience for their events. FORA.tv has been named a Top 50 Web Site by TIME, and a Top Education Site by The Telegraph. FORA.tv is funded by a select group of investors led by William R. Hearst III and is based in San Francisco. For more information, visit http://fora.tv.

Rethink your point of view with Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US), Oxford-style debates live from New York City. Based on the highly successful debate program based in London, Intelligence Squared U.S. has presented over 60 debates on a wide range of provocative and timely topics. From global warming and the financial crisis, to Afghanistan/Pakistan and the death of mainstream media, Intelligence Squared U.S. brings together the world’s leading authorities on the day’s most important issues. Since its inception in 2006, the goals of the Intelligence Squared U.S. Foundation have been to provide a new forum for intelligent discussion, grounded in facts and informed by reasoned analysis; to transcend the toxically emotional and the reflexively ideological; and to encourage recognition that the opposing side has intellectually respectable views. Visit http://www.iq2us.org for more information.

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