Texas Debates to air on Panhandle PBS

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PANHANDLE PBS TO BROADCAST GOVERNOR, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DEBATES

Texas Lieutenant Governor Debate 2014 airs Monday, September 29 at 7 p.m.

The Texas Debates: The Race for Governor airs Tuesday, September 30 at 8 p.m. 

Panhandle PBS will broadcast two separate debates featuring the candidates for Texas Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Monday, September 29 at 7 p.m., The Race for Lieutenant Governor: Debate 2014 will feature the two leading candidates in the Texas lieutenant gubernatorial election. The one-hour live debate will feature Senator Dan Patrick and Senator Leticia Van de Putte, and will be moderated by Texas Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey.

The Race for Lieutenant Goveror: Debate 2014 is produced jointly by KLRU-TV, Austin PBS and The Texas Tribune. Other production partners include Texas Association of Broadcasters and Univision Austin.

Tuesday, September 30 at 8 p.m., Panhandle PBS will broadcast The Texas Debates: The Race for Governor. The live, one-hour debate will be moderated by KERA managing editor Shelley Kofler. Questions will be posed by a panel of journalists, including: Brian Curtis, NBC 5/KXAS-TV; Peggy Fikac, San Antonio Express-News/Houston Chronicle; Norma García, Telemundo39/KXTX-TV; and Gromer Jeffers, The Dallas Morning News. Voters also have a voice in the debate: They can submit questions for the candidates via Twitter to @keranews using #texasdebates. All submissions will be reviewed by the editorial staff before the debate.

The Texas Debates: The Race for Governor is a KERA-TV co-production with NBC 5/KXAS-TV and Telemundo39/KXTX-TVThe Dallas Morning News and Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB), and is sponsored by AARP.

About Panhandle PBS

Panhandle PBS is a public media organization that provides a gathering place for intelligent, trusted community engagement to educate, enlighten, entertain and empower the people of the Texas Panhandle and the world. Licensed to Amarillo College, the station extends the community college philosophy of improving the quality of life for all residents. Panhandle PBS broadcasts on Channel 2.1 in digital High Definition carrying PBS programming and Channel 2.2 in digital Standard Definition carrying Spanish language V-Me programming. For more information, please visit www.panhandlePBS.org.

 

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