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ABC NEWS ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL ABC AFFILIATES WILL CARRY THE FIRST DEBATE WITH DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES, SATURDAY, MAY 3
Mon Apr 28 2003 14:07:50 ET
--George Stephanopoulos will moderate the debate in Columbia, South Carolina--
Over 35 ABC Television Network affiliates have announced plans to carry the ABC News Democratic presidential candidate debate on Saturday, May 3. George Stephanopoulos, anchor of ABC News ï¿½This Week,ï¿½ will moderate this first debate among all nine Democratic presidential candidates in Columbia, South Carolina.
The 90-minute debate will begin at 9:00 p.m. The debate is beginning at 9:00 p.m. so Senator Lieberman may participate consistent with his religious observance. The debate will be held at the Drayton Hall Theater on the campus of the University of South Carolina.
The following candidates have committed to participate in the debate:
Gov. Howard Dean (D-VT)
Sen. John Edwards (D-NC)
Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-MO)
Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL)
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)
Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-CT)
Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun
Rev. Al Sharpton
ï¿½This Week with George Stephanopoulosï¿½ will broadcast excerpts of the debate on Sunday, May 4 (check local listings) on the ABC Television Network. In a special broadcast of ï¿½This Week,ï¿½ Mr. Stephanopoulos will anchor the program from Columbia, South Carolina.
ABC News Radio will broadcast the entire debate beginning at 11:35 p.m. on Saturday, May 4.
The debate will be carried in its entirety at 11:35 p.m. Saturday evening by ï¿½ABC News Live,ï¿½ the 24-hour Internet broadband news service now available to RealOne, AOL Broadband and Yahoo! Platinum subscribers. ï¿½ABC News Liveï¿½ will also replay the entire debate Sunday afternoon, following ï¿½This Week.ï¿½
The ABC affiliates planning to carry the debate on Saturday night following their late local news include:
Phoenix KNXV Pittsburgh WTAE San Diego KGTV Hartford & New Haven WTNH Charlotte WSOC Raleigh-Durham WTVD Milwaukee WISN San Antonio KSAT West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce WPBF Norfolk-Portsmth-Newpt Nws WVEC Greensboro-H.Point-W.Salem WXLV Harrisburg-Lncstr-Leb-York WHTM Austin KVUE Fresno-Visalia KFSN Mobile-Pensacola WFGX * (Ind.) Flint-Saginaw-Bay City WJRT Ft. Myers-Naples WZVN Des Moines-Ames WOI Tucson KGUN Spokane KXLY Columbia, SC WOLO Chattanooga WTVC Burlington-Plattsburgh WVNY Davenport-R.Island-Moline WQAD Harlingen-Wslco-Brnsvl-McA KRGV Evansville WEHT Tallahassee-Thomasville WTXL Tyler-Longview(Lfkn&Ncgd) KLTV Florence-Myrtle Beach WPDE Macon WPGA Sioux City KCAU Lubbock KAMC Panama City WMBB Idaho Falls-Pocatello KIFI Elmira WENY Rapid City KOTA Ottumwa-Kirksville KTVO
Jon Banner is the executive producer of ï¿½This Week.ï¿½ Mr. Banner is the executive producer of the ABC News debate. George Stephanopoulos is the anchor of ï¿½This Week,ï¿½ and will moderate the debate. Mark Halperin is the ABC News political director. Roger Goodman is the director of the debate.
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