For Immediate Release
Contact: Kristin Tutino, (585) 258-0253

NYS ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATES CUOMO AND PIRRO GO HEAD TO HEAD IN A VOICE OF THE VOTER DEBATE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17 AT WXXI

Rochester, New York (October 13, 2006) – The two candidates for the New York State Attorney General race, Democrat Andrew Cuomo and Republican Jeanine Pirro have agreed to participate in a Voice of the Voter debate. The debate will take place on Tuesday, October 17 at 10 a.m. at WXXI’s studio (280 State Street, Rochester, NY) and will be broadcast tape-delayed at 9 p.m. that evening on WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11) and simulcast on AM 1370. Voice of the Voter is an initiative to inform and involve citizens in the elections. Panelists in this debate include representatives from Voice of the Voter's media partners – WXXI Public Broadcasting, 13 WHAM-TV and the Democrat and Chronicle, as well as a citizen representative from Voice of the Voter. WXXI Radio News Director Peter Iglinski and Joseph Spector, political reporter for the Democrat & Chronicle will join the panel while Julie Philipp, WXXI-TV News Director will serve as moderator.

In addition to being aired on WXXI-TV 21 (cable 11) and WXXI-AM 1370, the Attorney General debate will be offered to all public television and radio stations in New York.

Voice of the Voter is made possible with support from the Rochester Area Community Foundation.

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