Updated. 3:09 p.m. Wednesday, January 14, 2009. Eric Crafton‘s office has confirmed that the council member will NOT be part of this live show. This show, scaled down to a half-hour, will still include Seigenthaler and Briley and a discussion of the issues involving the referendum. Should he reconsider and decide to join us, Crafton is still welcome.
Update: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 14, 2009. Nashville attorney David Briley will represent Nashville For All Of Us, a broad coalition opposed to ratifying the measure. Referendum architect Eric Crafton, Metro council member, District 22, remains scheduled to represent those who support it.
Davidson County voters go to the polls on January 22 to vote for or against ratifying a controversial English language referendum. Proponents from both sides of the referendum (those for it call it “English-first;” those against it call it “English-only”) will defend their positions, and viewers will have a chance to call in with their own questions, when moderator John Seigenthaler hosts Perspectives: The English Language Referendum, live from NPT’s Studio A this Friday night, January 16, at 7:00 p.m.on NPT. You can start submitting your questions now by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, the referendum has made national news, appearing in Sunday’s New York Times. As of this posting, it was the third most e-mailed U.S. news story and had almost 70 comments.