The University of Denver will make history tomorrow by becoming the first Colorado school to host a presidential debate. The face off between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney is expected to attract a massive television audience. DU officials say the excitement on campus is palpable, even if few students will actually get to see the debate in person. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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