Show Description Field in RSS Gadget

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I am setting up an RSS Feed for upcoming College Counseling events. Our website generates the feed automatically based upon events that are posted on the site. The details of the event are entered into a text box labeled "Description". The Title and Date appear in the Rise Vision RSS gadget feed. But, the details of the event don't appear regardless of the RSS template I choose. Help!
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Michael Sullivan

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Hi Michael,
Do you have the link or the name of the presentation containing the RSS? One of the items that I do is to also run the RSS validator like https://validator.w3.org/feed/
Another item to check is styling - ie making sure that the font color is set correctly.

Thanks!

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The RSS link is here.
http://www.nicholsschool.org/calendar...

The Presentation link is:
http://rva.risevision.com/#/PRESENTAT...

Please excuse the messy presentation. I have not started laying out the elements yet.
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Hi Michael,

Thanks! Looking at the data in the RSS link you posted it looks like there is only a description available for ACT Workshop with Brian Eldridge.  

For Wells College and Adelphi University there are no descriptions (see below) in bold:
<title>Wells College</title>
<link>http://www.nicholsschool.org/page.cfm?id=715&amp;verbose=8133&amp;backcal=715</link>

<description>
<![CDATA[
Description: <br><br />
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2016<br />
Event Time: 1:00 PM<br />
Location: CCC<br />
]]>
</description>
I think that either the Description fields are not inputted in the events calendar, or the actual RSS feed itself is not pulling out the Description info from the calendar.

But another thing that I've seen is that the full description for ACT Workshop with Brian Eldridge is not showing in your presentation.  I was able to show the full description in my own copy - can you try resizing the Placeholder to a bigger size?

Thanks
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