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Thursday, September 27th, 2012

 

PBS NewsHour Debates 2012: A Special Report

 

'PBS NewsHour Debates 2012: A Special Report' air dates are October 3, 11, 16, and 22 beginning at 8pm on WTVP-HD.

The PBS NEWSHOUR team

Election 2012 coverage continues as the PBS NEWSHOUR team presents live coverage (90 minutes) and analysis (30 minutes) of the presidential candidates’ debates.

 

Presidential Debate: University of Denver, Colorado
Wednesday, October 3, 8-10 p.m.
Jim Lehrer, executive editor of PBS NEWSHOUR, moderates the first Presidential debate. The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced before the debate. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the topic.

 

Vice Presidential Debate: Centre College, Danville, Kentucky
Thursday, October 11, 8-10 p.m
The NEWSHOUR presents live coverage (90 minutes) and analysis (30 minutes) of the vice presidential candidates’ debate. Martha Raddatz, senior foreign affairs correspondent, ABC News, moderates the debate from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question.

 

Presidential Debate: Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
Tuesday, October 16, 8-10 p.m.
Candy Crowley CNN chief political correspondent and anchor, CNN’s State of the Union, moderates the second presidential debate, which will take the form of a town meeting. Citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Each candidate will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

 

Presidential Debate: Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida
Monday, October 22, 8-10 p.m.
Bob Schieffer, chief Washington correspondent, CBS News, and moderator, “Face the Nation,” moderates the third presidential debate. The debate will focus on foreign policy and be divided into six segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced before the debate. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the topic.

 

Log on for more election information from PBS NewsHour, http://www.pbs.org/newshour/vote2012/map/live.html.

 

 

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For further information contact Linda Miller, WTVP Vice President of Programming, at (309) 495-0591 or linda.miller@wtvp.org

 


 

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