UMTV to broadcast Obama event live

UMTV, the University of Miami’s student television station, will broadcast Barack Obama’s sold-out campaign event at the BankUnited Center live Friday morning.

“I think our main goal is to generate interest in the channel, and with Obama coming, it gives students to be part of something larger than college,” said Peter Saroufim, the undergraduate director of “Newsvision,” UMTV’s evening news program. “It really gives people a reason to watch UMTV.”

UMTV is available on Coral Gables Comcast channel 96, including the UM campus.