“This will be an historic event. Never have the two candidates been interviewed by a pastor in a church. It will be a great day for all churches, showing the importance of the local church being at the civil table,” said Warren in an email sent to fellow pastors.
Warren confirmed that, at the candidates’ request, this two-hour event will be held in a non-debate format and open to all media. Questions will be posed exclusively by Warren, and each candidate will converse separately with Warren for approximately one hour, beginning with Senator Obama as determined by a coin toss. This historic forum will be the only joint campaign event prior to each party’s national convention.
For more information, visit the Saddleback Civil Forum website (www.saddlebackcivilforum.com).
FYI, you can watch this live on the Internet.
Update 8-18-08: The interviews can now be viewed on CNN's web site. There are four parts. Here is the first half hour with Obama (Part 1). From there you can find Parts 2, 3, and 4.