The Providence ABC affiliate will present 2014 the debate a week after primary elections from Roger Williams University, with support from Cox Communications.
One week after Rhode Island’s primary elections, on Tuesday, Sept. 16, Citadel Communications-owned ABC affiliate WLNE Providence, R.I. (DMA 53), will broadcast the first gubernatorial debate at 7 p.m. live from the campus of Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I. The hour-long debate is being made possible through the support of Cox Communications.
WLNE anchor John DeLuca will moderate the program. Panelists include WLNE Anchor and chief political analyst Mark Curtis, WHJJ-AM Providence talk show host Ron St. Pierre and Robert Eisinger, dean of the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences at Roger Williams University.
Advance registration is required for all attendees, and early arrival will be required the night of the debate for check-in — doors will close at 6:30 p.m. to allow all attendees to be seated before the debate and broadcast begins at 7. For full event details and to register to attend, click here.