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BEHIND THE SCENES: Centre College Preps for VP Debate

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Three nights until the Vice Presidential candidates take the stage for their one and only debate.

The world will be focused on what Joe Biden and Paul Ryan have to say Thursday night. But what people don't realize is the amount of time and energy that goes into hosting the event at Centre College.

Crews were busy building the set today for Congressman Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden to argue head to head.

People also put the final touches on the media filing room, where hundreds of journalists from all over the will be hard at work.

The Director of Communications, Michael Strysick, says, "We're anticipating 3200 media credentials from 40 different countries including 600 foreign journalists so the atmosphere here has been absolutely electric."

Nearly two years of planning is all coming together.

It helps when people on board are experienced, Centre College hosted this very debate 12 years ago.

Strysick says, "It's really a privilege, we're serving the nation this is a very important decision that people have to make in November and we're gratified to know that we've played some small part in helping people make an informed decision."

ABC News foreign affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz will moderate the debate.

We'll have stories from Danville all day Thursday. Watch the vice-presidential debate live, as it happens, starting Thursday night at 9, here on WDRB.




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