Media Advisory: WFSB, CPTV and WNPR to Host Connecticut Gubernatorial Debate

Release Date: 10/15/2010

Airs Live Tuesday, October 19 at 3 p.m. on WFSB, CPTV and WNPR;

Rebroadcast at 7 p.m. on WFSB News Now Cable Channel, CPTV and WNPR

WHO:              WFSB-TV/Channel 3, CPTV/Connecticut Public Television and WNPR/Connecticut Public Radio

WHAT:            Connecticut gubernatorial debate featuring the Democratic candidate, Dan Malloy, and the Republican candidate, Tom Foley

DATE:             Tuesday, October 19, broadcast live at 3 p.m. on WFSB, CPTV and WNPR (with rebroadcasts at 7 p.m. on WFSB News Now Cable Channel, CPTV and WNPR)

WHERE:          Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

RSVP:              Please contact Greg Thomas (860) 244-1566 at WFSB or Carol Sisco (860-275-7212 or csisco@cptv.org) by Monday, October 18 to confirm attendance

Dennis House, Eyewitness News anchor and Face the State host, and John Dankosky, WNPR news director and host of Where We Live, will serve as co-moderators. In this series of debates, viewers can submit questions for the candidates by going to cptv.org or wnpr.org.

The debate is open to the public. To attend, participants must arrive and be seated at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts by 2:40 p.m.

Funding for the Gubernatorial Debate is made possible by the title sponsor, Comcast.

About Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network

The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CBPN) includes CPTV and WNPR. CPTV, a media service of CPBN, is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women’s Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. CBPN also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.cpbn.org.

About WFSB TV

WFSB TV is Connecticut’s most watched television station and is owned and operated by Meredith Broadcasting. Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; www.meredith.com) is one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies with businesses centering on magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media. Meredith owns or operates 12 television stations that reach nearly 10 percent of television households across the country and one radio station: WGCL-TV (CBS), Atlanta; KPHO-TV (CBS), Phoenix; KPDX-TV (MyNetwork), Portland, OR; KPTV (FOX), Portland, OR; WFSB-TV (CBS), Hartford-New Haven, CT; WSMV-TV (NBC) Nashville, TN; KCTV (CBS), Kansas City, MO; KSMO (MyNetwork), Kansas City, MO; WHNS-TV (FOX), Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC-Asheville, NC; WNEM-TV (CBS), Flint-Saginaw, MI; KVVU-TV (FOX), Las Vegas, NV; TN; WSHM, (CBS), Springfield, MA; and radio station WNEM-AM in Saginaw-Bay City, MI. 

Contact: Greg Thomas (860) 244-1566 at WFSB

Carol Sisco (860) 275-7212 at CPBN – CPTV/WNPR

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