McCain and Stephanopoulos: The Twitterview! (No, Seriously!)

John McCain, noted Netophobe, will be joining George Stephanopoulos for an interview this Tuesday. Actually, more precisely, he’ll be joining Stephanopoulos for a…Twitterview. Which is exactly what you think it is:

Next Tuesday, I’m trying something new.

Catch my “twitterview” with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Tuesday, March 17 at 12 noon on Twitter.

We’re going to attempt to conduct a full interview exclusively on Twitter — complete with the 140-character limit!

All a part of exploring new ways to connect with our “This Week” viewers online.

This week I “tweeted” with Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., about her vote against the omnibus legislation on Twitter. And I’ve been enjoying replying to viewers’ questions online.

So, if you have any suggested questions for me to ask Sen. McCain — in 140 characters or less — “twitter” me!

Hope you’ll join us.

—George Stephanopoulos

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.