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International BBC program coming to Charles Towne Landing

Charles Towne Landing (Brian Troutman/WCIV)

Charles Towne Landing will be the venue for an upcoming episode of the international BBC current affairs program, Global Questions, which will feature a panel discussion about the presidency of Donald Trump.

The public is invited to attend the recording on Friday, October 13th at 4 pm. Tickets to attend the recording are available online here.

Broadcast around the world and hosted by award-winning journalist Zeinab Badawi, the program brings together leading political and society figures and local audiences to debate global and political issues. This town hall discussion will be recorded for broadcast on BBC World News TV, World Service Radio, and BBC Online.

Past episodes of the program have tackled topics such as equality for women in Africa, Syria’s refugee crisis, and Islam’s place in politics. The program has been recorded in locations all over the world, including Riga, Latvia; Amman, Jordan; Cambodia; and Tunis, Tunisia.

In Charleston, a panel of political experts will discuss the topic, “Trump’s America: A Nation Divided?" Panel members include:

Marsha Blackburn - Republican Congressman for Tennessee

Mark Burns - President Trump’s Faith Advisory Panel

Jaime Harrison - Associate Chairman, Democratic National Committee

Dr Bernice A King - CEO, The King Center

Frank Luntz - Political Strategist

The program is asking audience members to submit their questions ahead of the recording. A selection will then be made based on the key issues that most people are interested in, reflecting a broad range of views and opinions. Questions can be submitted via e-mail to globalquestions@bbc.co.uk until Oct. 12, 2017.

Seating is limited, and tickets will be issued on a first-come first-served basis, with no assigned seating. Each guest must present a ticket for entry and must be at least 16 years of age.

Gates for the event will open at 4 pm and the audience must be seated by 4:30 pm, with recording taking place from 5 pm to 6 pm.

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Charleston resident Christian Senger is the man behind Holy City Sinner, one of the most popular local blogs in Charleston. For the last four years, the residents of the city have voted the website and its Twitter feed as the best in Charleston.

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