Key Republicans answer questions on the economy

2011 GOP a Town Hall on the economy

On Monday, June 13, CBS News will conduct a special town hall on the economy with leading Republicans, hosted by "Face the Nation" anchor Bob Schieffer and "The Early Show" co-Anchor Erica Hill.

Senators Tom Coburn (Okla.), Representatives Paul Ryan (Wis.) and Allen West (Fla.), and Governor Nikki Haley (S.C.) will address the economic issues during the town hall before a live audience at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. CBS News Business and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis will facilitate questions from a nationwide online audience via a special partnership with YouTube.

The questions, on jobs growth, gas prices, the deficit and much more, will be from viewers and town hall audience members.

The town hall will be broadcast on Tuesday, June 14 during the 8:00-9:00 a.m. ET hour of "The Early Show." Excerpts from the June 13 event will be broadcast later that evening on the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley."

Also, the entire unedited event will be streamed on YouTube.com/cbsnews and on cbsnews.com.

The CBS News polling unit will be assisting CBS News journalists to assemble and solicit questions from the audience at the Newseum; however, anyone with access to YouTube will be able to pose questions and interact live during the event, as well.

On May 11, CBS News held a special town hall on the economy with President Obama. Click here for complete coverage.

The audience for the special CBS New Town Hall on the economy with Republican leaders was selected at the sole discretion of CBS News.

CBS News picked the participants from three sources:

1) A database established by the CBS News Election and Survey Unit through phone calls to a scientific random sample of households in the Washington DC area, including counties in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia;

2) Respondents to previous national telephone surveys conducted by CBS News in 2010 and 2011 who agreed to be re-contacted by CBS News; and

3) Universities and non-partisan professional groups.

Participants were selected from the database by CBS News producers in order to assure a diverse range of the population based on age, sex, race, socio-economic levels, and political preferences.

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