WBZ To Host First Broadcast Debate Of Boston Mayoral Runoff Candidates

Boston City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu will participate in their first, live, televised debate in Boston on WBZ-TV on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. The debate will be streamed live on CBSN Boston and simulcast on WBZ-AM. WBZ-TV […]


WGN Chicago Presenting Mayoral Forum

Tribune-owned independent WGN-TV Chicago (DMA 3) will air a Chicago mayoral candidates forum this Thursday, Jan. 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. live from Steinmetz College Prep in Chicago. WGN […]

Trump Caves, Will Appear On CNN GOP Debate

Trump Threatens To Boycott CNN Debate

Donald Trump on Monday night threatened to boycott the next Republican debate unless hosting network CNN donates $5 million to a charity

Hearst Stations Expand Election Coverage

The station group’s Commitment 2016 initiative includes local, regional and national debates and adds new features including “8 Issues/8 Weeks,” a cross-platform push to frame issues and candidates’ positions, and “Candidate Accountability,” which will explore whether candidates up for reelection kept campaign promises. Above, KCCI Des Moines, Iowa, anchors Stacey Horst and Steve Karlin interview Martin O’Malley at the Nov. 14 Democratic debate.


WPVI Philadelphia To Host Mayoral Debate

ABC-owned WPVI Philadelphia (DMA 4) will host a debate between the Republican and Democratic candidates for this year’s Philadelphia mayoral election. The candidates are Melissa Murray Bailey (R) and Jim […]

CNBC Agrees To Trump Demand On Debate

Trump, Carson Threaten To Boycott CNBC Debate


KXLN, KTRK To Stream Houston Mayoral Debate

FNC’s Megyn Kelly Will Be At Jan. GOP Debate

Donald Trump and the other candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination have not seen the last of Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly.

FNC Slots Full Night Of Debate Coverage, Specials

On Wednesday, Fox News Channel will present a full night of live coverage surrounding the Republican presidential primary debates from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. “Fox News Facebook Debate […]


Hearst Stations To Air GOP Presidential Forum

Hearst To Carry Aug. 3 Presidential Forum

The station group will televise the Voters First Forum featuring GOP candidates, produced and hosted by C-SPAN and the New Hampshire Union Leader.  


Cable Should Let The GOP Candidates Debate

It will be easy this year to identify the biggest losers in the GOP debates. They will be the candidates who aren’t on the stage. With a record 17 prominent candidates vying for the Republican nomination (so far), no system for determining admission to the debate stage will please everyone. But the GOP can certainly do better than the statistically unsound procedures announced by Fox News and CNN.

C-SPAN To Preempt First GOP Debate

C-SPAN is partnering with a handful of regional newspapers in early-voting states for a nationally televised forum with the Republican presidential candidates just days before Fox News Channel’s first scheduled debate. The network has invited all 17 of the GOP presidential hopefuls to the Aug. 3 Voters First Forum in New Hampshire. The move was prompted in part by Fox News Channel’s controversial decision to cap the number of candidates in its Aug. 6 debate at 10.

FNC Sets GOP Forum For More Candidates

Fox News Channel will host a candidate forum for Republican candidates who do not qualify for the network’s GOP debate on Aug. 6. “As we noted when we first announced the debate criteria, our intention has always been to provide coverage to the wide field of Republican candidates and we are glad to present these details today,” said FNC executive vice president of news editorial Michael Clemente. The forum, in Cleveland, will be moderated by Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum. It will be carried live on Fox News from 1 to 3 p.m. ET.

WPVI To Air Live Dem Mayoral Candidate Debate

The 2015 Philadelphia mayoral race is underway, and ABC-owned WPVI will host a live debate between all six Democratic candidates in the primary race. The one-hour debate will air commercial-free […]

Fewer Candidate Debates In Big Races

Across the country, in some of the most competitive contests for Senate seats and governorships and some of the least, incumbent office-holders are refusing to meet their opponents in front of television cameras. The dearth of televised debates isn’t for lack of trying: Media outlets have proposed dozens of televised forums. But this year, more than ever before, candidates have squabbled over venues, hosts, dates and formats for debates — and as a consequence, all but a small handful of the faceoffs, rare opportunities for voters to weigh two candidates against each other, have been canceled.


WBAL To Broadcast Gubernatorial Debate

As part of Hearst-owned WBAL Baltimore’s “Commitment 2014” coverage, Democratic Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown and Republican Larry Hogan will participate in a one-hour debate on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 7 […]

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WFSB Hartford To Host Gubernatorial Debate

Meredith-owned CBS affiliate WFSB Hartford, Conn. (DMA 30), will host a gubernatorial debate at the campus of the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford. The candidates, Dan Malloy and […]


KCCI, Paper To Host Senate Race Debate

The Hearst Des Moines, Iowa, CBS affil and The Des Moines Register will sponsor the Sept. 28 debate between Senate candidates Joni Ernst and Bruce Braley.


KMIZ To Air Senatorial, Gubernatorial Debates

The JW Broadcasting ABC affiliate in Columbus, Mo., will air debates between Missouri gubernatorial candidates today at 9:30 a.m., followed by one featuring Senate candidates at 10:45.