PBS’ Washington Week with Gwen Ifill will take over the Palladium Theater at St. Petersburg College Aug. 24 for a special telecast before the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Eric Deggans with the Tampa Bay Times reported. A limited number of free tickets are available online to locals at www.wedu.org/washingtonweek or by calling (813) 739-2909.
The Tampa Bay Times also posted an interview with Ifill. She said her mind is on Florida and St. Petersburg, where her Washington Week show will tape the Friday before the Republican National Convention in Tampa. “Well, of course (the political parties) are going to make it a publicity show, but we’re going to make it something more,” Ifill said. A post about the interview also is on PalladiumPaul’s blog that gives you all the information on the Palladium Theater at St. Petersburg College.