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SEATTLE — KCTS-9 public television will produce and broadcast the first debate between incumbent U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Mountlake Terrace, and Republican challenger state Sen. Michael Baumgartner on Friday (Oct. 12).
The debate will be taped at the KCTS-9 studio in front of a studio audience and will be televised at 7 p.m. on KCTS-9.
It also will be broadcast to all public radio affiliates statewide.
This is the first debate the candidates have agreed to and so far is the only debate scheduled by the candidates.
KCTS-9’s award-winning broadcast journalist Enrique Cerna and Washington League of Women Voter’s Co-President Kim Abel will co-moderate the debate.
Viewers may submit questions for the candidates to vote2012@KCTS9.org.
For more election coverage, visit www.KCTS9.org/vote-2012.
WASHINGTON — The presidential and vice-presidential debates are broadcast live on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC and on cable TV channels including CNN, Fox News and MSNBC:
■ This Thursday (Oct. 11), 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — Vice-presidential debate, Centre College, Danville, Ky.
Topic: Foreign and domestic policy.
Moderator: Martha Raddatz, senior foreign affairs correspondent, ABC News.
■ Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — Presidential debate, Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y.
Town meeting format, questions from the audience about domestic and foreign policy issues.
Moderator: Candy Crowley, chief political correspondent, CNN.
■ Monday, Oct. 22, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — Presidential debate, Lynn University, Boca Raton, Fla.
Topic: Foreign policy.
Moderator: Bob Schieffer, host of “Face the Nation,” CBS News.
■ This Thursday (Oct. 11), 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna will debate in Seattle. It will be aired on all of Seattle's network TV affiliates.
■ Tuesday, Oct. 16, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. — Inslee and McKenna debate on KING-TV channel 5.