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

THE 26TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CANDIDATES PARTICIPATE IN A

VOICE OF THE VOTER DEBATE AT WXXI

MEDIA ADVISORY

DATE:                        Wednesday, May 18, 2011

TAPE TIME:                5:30 p.m.

MEDIA
CONTACT:                 Kristin Tutino, WXXI
                                   585/258-0253(o)/ 585/259-5884(c)
           
CANDIDATES:           Republican Jane Corwin and Democrat Kathleen Hochul.
                                    Candidate Jack Davis, running on the Tea Party line, has not yet                                                 responded to the Voice of the Voter’s invitation.

PANELISTS:               Carlet Cleare, WXXI; Jim Ranney, WNED (Buffalo); Jill Terreri,                                    Democrat & Chronicle; and Sean Carroll, 13WHAM-TV

MODERATOR:           Julie Philipp, News Director, WXXI

FORMAT:                    The candidates will share their platforms and answer questions
                                    from panelists.

BROADCAST:            Thursday, May 19 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011
                                    and 11), AM 1370/FM 91.5 HD2 and online at WXXI.org

The debate will also be broadcast by C-Span, WNED Think Bright TV and WNED-AM, Buffalo, and WBFO-FM, Buffalo. Check listings for times.
                                     
WXXI ADDRESS:       280 State Street, Rochester, NY  14614

 

VOICE OF THE VOTER
The debate is part of Voice of the Voter, a collaboration among WXXI Public Broadcasting, Democrat and Chronicle, 13 WHAM TV and 103.9 WDKX, which is committed to bringing citizens’ concerns to the forefront in political issues. Voice of the Voter is made possible through support from The Community Foundation.

PRESS INFORMATION
• Arrive as early as 4:30 p.m., and no later than 5:15 p.m.

• A pool feed will be made available. For technical questions, please contact Kent Hatfield at (585) 303-1816. ENG trucks should also contact Kent for parking information.

• Space permitting, you will be allowed in studio to watch the show. We will also have viewing in the conference room just outside the studio.

• Cameras are allowed in studio before and after taping begins, but cameras can not be used during the taping.

• It will be up to the candidates as to whether they will address the press after the program.

• Parking is available in the High Falls Garage – just south of WXXI. Parking in the WXXI Visitor Garage is reserved for guests taking part in the program.

 

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