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Media outlets join to broadcast additional debate in governor’s race
Gubernatorial candidates Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna have agreed to a one-hour live debate to be aired on five stations at the same time. The debate will be Oct. 11 from 9 to 10 p.m.
The unprecedented partnership between KCPQ, KING, KIRO, KOMO and NWCN will provide the widest possible audience for the candidates to speak directly to voters.
The broadcast will be made available to all television and radio stations in the state.
The debate will be held at the KOMO studios in Seattle and will be moderated by Glenn Johnson, professor of communications at Washington State University. The candidates will be questioned by a panel of anchors and reporters, including Jean Enersen from KING 5, Dan Lewis from KOMO TV, Angela Russell from KIRO and C.R. Douglas from KCPQ.
Inslee and McKenna agreed in August to a debate co-sponsored by KING 5 and the Seattle Times, and carried on KIRO Radio. That final debate is set for Oct. 16, three weeks before Election Day. It will be held in the KING 5 studios and televised live at 8 p.m., immediately following the second presidential debate. It will also be carried live on King5.com.