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Updated: West Virginia Public Broadcasting to Sponsor Second Televised U.S. Senate Debate Friday

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Updated Oct. 14: West Virginia Public Broadcasting's U.S. Senate debate will air Friday at 7 p.m. on West Virginia PBS, West Virginia Public Radio, and wvpublic.org.

The debate will be taped earlier that morning, starting around 10:30 a.m., and West Virginia Public Broadcasting's 4th floor studios in Charleston on 600 Capitol Street. It will be moderated by West Virginia Public Broadcasting's assistant news director Ashton Marra.

No one will be allowed into the studio except the candidates, approved members of the media and WVPB staff.

So far, four of the five candidates on the ballot have agreed to be part of the debate. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito's campaign says she cannot because of her scheduled bus tour of the state.

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ORIGINAL STORY: West Virginia Public Broadcasting is planning to conduct a second televised debate later this month for West Virginia's candidates for U.S. Senate.

The date will be set depending on candidate availability and will be moderated by West Virginia Public Broadcasting's assistant news director Ashton Marra. Candidates are being contacted now about their schedules.

This would be the second statewide television debate, after Tuesday’s planned debate featuring Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito and Democratic W.Va. Secretary of State Natalie Tennant.

“Nothing has changed about Tuesday's debate,” said Scott Finn, executive director of West Virginia Public Broadcasting. “We’ve decided it would also be in the best interest of West Virginians to hear from all five candidates on the ballot, if those candidates choose to participate.”

The debate will be held at West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s studios in Charleston. No audience will allowed in the studio, only certified media and the candidates.

The debate will be recorded and played back that evening on West Virginia PBS, West Virginia Public Radio, and wvpublic.org


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