Watch or Listen to the Gubernatorial Debate on West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Sep 29, 2016

West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) plans to provide live coverage of the first televised debate between GOP Senate President Bill Cole and Democratic candidate Jim Justice.

The debate is scheduled from 7 - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4. It is sponsored by the West Virginia Press Association and AARP West Virginia.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Ashton Marra will moderate the debate, and West Virginia Public Broadcasting is providing the pool feed of the event for other media.

The debate is scheduled to be broadcast on WVPB’s statewide television and radio network, and streamed online at WVPB reporters also plan to live-tweet the event from our @wvpublicnews Twitter account.

Watch an archive of the debate and analysis

At 8 p.m. tune into the West Virginia Channel for a 30-minute roundtable discussion of the debate, hosted by Rick Lord of WCHS-TV. The roundtable will also be broadcast on WVPB’s radio network and on

At 8:30, WVPB’s radio network will air a Viewpoint special about the election. Additional coverage of the 2016 W.Va. general election is available through the Viewpoint weekly political podcast.

At 9 p.m, the Vice Presidential debate is scheduled to air on WVPB’s statewide television and radio network, and online at