Troy University Students Work to Spread the Message, Vote!

By Daniel Curtis - bio | email

Troy, Ala. (WSFA) - As the race for the white house nears an end students at Troy University are taking to the airways.

The university is airing a special television series that explores the race in a round table discussion.

Troy university students are using the power of television to spread the message, Vote.

"TROY Votes" is a series designed to bring students together in a round table format to discuss issues in the presidential race.

Students will answer questions from the moderator and share their opinions and thoughts.

"Maybe we could possibly pass some of our information on to other watchers so they can research and find things like we did," said Spencer Sanders, one of the participating students.

"It's an opportunity to get a feel of what my classmates feel about these and the election," said Sabra Simmons, a political science student at Troy.

The shows moderator Dr. James Rinehart says the goal of this program is to better inform voters of the issues.  As well, offer new insights on policies.

"We're trying to stimulate them to be interested, to be informed, make a choice that your comfortable with and then make the effort to go to the polls and vote," said Dr. Rinehart.

There are two roundtables scheduled, with both installments to air multiple times.

TrojanVision is carried by many cable providers throughout central Alabama.

"TROY Votes" will air at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, with repeat airings on Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Oct. 7 at 8 p.m.

The second program will air at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, with repeat airings on Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Oct. 21 at 8 p.m.

Both installments can also be seen online at