Google and Fox News announced on Thursday that they’re teaming up to present a Republican presidential debate on Sept. 22.
While the debate itself was already scheduled, Google’s partnership adds an interactive element. A YouTube channel launched Thursday offers viewers an opportunity to submit questions to the candidates.In a video message, debate host Bret Baier tells viewers to “get creative” in asking their questions, which can be submitted with video or text. For instance, if you’re a nurse asking a question about health care, why not record your question wearing scrubs in a hospital, asks Baier.
In a statement, Fox News executive Michael Celmente touted the company’s mega-partnership.
“For access to news and information, it’s hard to imagine two more powerful brands than FOX News and Google, which is why we are proud to partner with a leader in global technology,” he said. “The strength and reach of both should ensure a thorough and engaging debate that anyone can participate in.”
Watch Baier’s introduction video below: