Aired Wednesday October 17th, 2012 at 9:00 pm on KUED HD Ch. 7.1
The only televised debate for U.S. Senate in Utah will be broadcast statewide on multiple public broadcasting stations Wednesday, October 17 at 9:00 p.m. as part of the unique VoteUtah 2012 collaboration between Utah public broadcasting entities.
Stations simulcasting the debate include KUED-Channel 7, KBYU-Channel 11, KUEN-Channel 9 and KXDS-St.George. To see when other public broadcasters including KUER FM 90;1, KBYU-FM, Classical 89, KPCW 91.9 FM-Summit and Wasatch County, KZMU-Moab, and CEC-TV in Park City will broadcast the debate, visit www.voteutah.org. Live coverage of the debate will be available on-line though the VoteUtah website at beginning at 10:00 a.m. October 17. The VoteUtah public broadcasting partnership will provide a direct media pool feed to all Utah print and broadcast media.
The hour-long debate between incumbent Orrin Hatch and Democratic challenger Scott Howell will be hosted by Professor David B. Magleby founder the Brigham Young University Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy and produced at the BYU Broadcasting studios.Professor Magleby notes, "Elections matter and the 2012 election will be especially consequential. The debate between candidates Howell and Hatch is an important tool for Utah voters. I applaud both candidates and Utah’s public television and radio stations for providing this public service." "Debates provide unfiltered access to candidates on the issues shaping our lives," says KUED's Ken Verdoia. "They are an essential tool for voters. As public broadcasters, we are proud to provide this service to Utah." For further information on the debate, contact Mark Phillips at (801) 422-8515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exclusive support for KUED’s coverage of the VoteUtah 2012 U.S. Senate Debate is provided by a generous grant from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.
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