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

VOICE OF THE VOTER’S 26TH CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE AT WXXI ALSO TO BE FEATURED ON C-SPAN AND CNN

(Rochester, New York) May 17, 2011 – With the 26th Congressional District Special Election just a week away, Rochester’s Voice of the Voter Congressional debate has received increased interest from the national media. The debate, which will take place at WXXI’s Studios on Wednesday, May 18, will air nationally on C-Span, and will also be covered by CNN, Slate Magazine and the New York Post.

Participants are Republican Jane Corwin and Democrat Kathleen Hocul. Tea Party candidate Jack Davis has also been invited.

The debate will air on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11) on Thursday, May 19 at 8 p.m., and will simulcast on AM 1370/FM 91.5 HD2 and online at WXXI.org. It addition to being broadcast on C-Span, it will also air on WNED Think Bright TV, WNED-AM and WBFO-FM in Buffalo. Check local listings for times.

During the hour-long debate the candidates will share their platforms and answer questions from panelists: Carlet Cleare of WXXI; Jim Ranney of WNED (Buffalo); Jill Terreri of the Democrat & Chronicle; and Sean Carroll of 13 WHAM-TV. WXXI News Director Julie Philipp will moderate.

The debate is part of WXXI's Voice of the Voter partnership with the Democrat & Chronicle, 13 WHAM-TV, and WDKX 103.9 FM. Committed to bringing citizens’ concerns to the forefront in political issues, Voice of the Voter is supported in part by The Community Foundation. The 2011 special election in New York’s 26th Congressional District will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2011.

 

 

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