In these important and rapidly changing times, the upcoming elections are an opportunity for citizens to make their voices heard. But in order to cast a well-informed vote, where will you turn for the most balanced and in-depth coverage?
This election season, KUED brings viewers live presidential debate coverage from the PBS NewsHour, the only televised Utah senate and gubernatorial debates as part of VoteUtah 2012, along with special PBS election programming including Frontline: The Choice 2012, The Race 2012, Frontline: Climate of Doubt, and Frontline: Big Sky, Big Money.
Wed. Oct. 3, 7:00 p.m.
PBS Election 2012 presents live coverage of the first presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff co-anchor live coverage of the debates, followed by a 30-minute analysis.
Tue., Oct. 16, 7:00 p.m.
CNN Political Correspondent Candy Crowley moderates the presidential debate at Hofstra University followed by a 30-minute analysis with the PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff.
Mon., October 22, 7:00 p.m.
Bob Schieffer of CBS News and Face the Nation moderates the Presidential debate at Lynn University followed by a 30-minute analysis with the PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff.
Vice Presidential Debate
Thu. Oct. 11, 7:00 p.m.
PBS Election 2012 covers the vice-presidential debate. The PBS NewsHour's Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff co-anchor live coverage, followed by a 30-minute analysis.
VoteUtah 2012 Debates
Thu. Oct. 11, 9:00 p.m.
Repeats Sun. Oct. 14, 4:00 p.m.
Incumbent Gary Herbert and challenger Peter Cook debate the issues in a one-hour debate moderated by Ken Verdoia as part of Vote Utah 2012, a unique collaboration of Utah’s public broadcasters. The debate on October 11 will be simulcast on KUEN and KBYU-TV, Utah Public Radio and KXDS-St. George. To see when other public radio stations are airing the debate, visit voteutah.og.
U.S. Senate Debate
Wed., Oct. 17, 9:00 p.m.
Repeats Sun., Oct. 21, 4:00 p.m.
Incumbent Orrin Hatch and challenger Peter Cook debate the issues in a one-hour debate moderated by Professor David B. Magleby, founder of the Brigham Young University Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy, and produced by KBYU as part of Vote Utah 2012, a unique collaboration of Utah’s public broadcasters. The debate on October 11 will be simulcast on KUEN and KBYU-TV. To see when public radio stations are airing the debate, visit voteutah.og.
PBS Election Specials
Frontline: The Choice 2012
Tue. Oct. 9, 8:00 p.m.
Repeats Fri. Oct. 26, 8:00 p.m.
It’s been called the starkest choice in years, between two men with sharply different backgrounds, views, and prescriptions for fixing the country’s problems. Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to tell their own stories, but in The Choice 2012, Frontline goes far beyond the headlines on a journey deep into their worlds, among their friends and family, critics, and closest colleagues, to understand what drives these men. Based on dozens of new interviews and hundreds of hours of research, Frontline’s authoritative profiles that emerge are also a portrait of America in an era of uncertainty — and a guide to the choices that lie ahead.
Tue. Oct. 16, 9:00 p.m.
This PBS election special uses the current presidential election as a lens through which to view America’s racial landscape and the competition among candidates for votes from various ethnic groups. Among other issues, Race 2012 delves into immigrants’ reshaping of the American electoral landscape, white voters’ reactions to their declining numbers and diminished influence, and the economic imbalance between races that may affect America’s political future.
Frontline: Climate of Doubt
Tuesday, October 23rd at 9:00 p.m.
Four years ago, climate change was hot. Politicians from both parties, pressed by an anxious public, seemed poised to act. But that was then. Today, public opinion about the climate issue has cooled, and politicians either ignore the issue or loudly proclaim their skepticism of scientific evidence that human activity is imperiling the planet. What’s behind this reversal? Frontline correspondent John Hockenberry of PRI’s The Takeaway goes inside the organizations that fought the scientific establishment, environmental groups, and lawmakers to shift the direction of debate on climate issues and redefined the politics of global warming.
Frontline: Big Sky, Big Money
Tuesday, October 30th at 9:00 p.m.
Frontline travels to the remote epicenter of the campaign finance debate for a tale of money, politics, and intrigue. How has the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision changed campaigns in America? Ask Montana, which has tried to challenge the ruling in court, is investigating alleged campaign abuses, and is playing host to a bitter race that could decide control of the U.S. Senate. Frontline correspondent and Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal reports. Also this hour: PBS NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan reporting for Frontline goes deep inside the Romney and Obama campaigns to uncover how data collected from millions of Americans is being used by both camps to target their messages, get out the vote, and shape the election.
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