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Oct082010

Casting Call for Audience of Obama’s MTV Town Hall?

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- When President Obama sits down for his MTV town hall on Thursday, the audience of young people who will ask him questions will have been gathered by a casting call.

According to the casting call for the event from talent agency Backstage.com, first reported by National Review Online, the company requests applications for the event, asking what issues the person is “passionate about,” requiring a “short description of your political views,” and a recent photo.

The casting call says there is no pay for appearing at the town hall.

Dubbed “A Conversation with President Obama,” MTV touted the town hall will bring the president before 250 young people that represent a “broad cross-section of backgrounds, interests and political viewpoints.” Participants will ask questions of the president both in person and via Twitter.

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama took pains to express  his town halls across the country were entirely authentic, given reports then of the Hillary Clinton campaign planting two questions at her town halls events.

The White House did not immediately respond to questions about Thursday’s town hall.

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