KUED Airs Debates with Utah Debate Commission

Press Release

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 6:00pm

KUED continues its partnership with the Utah Debate Commission to present debates between candidates for all federal offices in Utah. Eligibility for inclusion in the debates is determined by polling numbers. The debates pre-empt PBS NewsHour, which can be seen at 8:00 p.m. on KUED World, Channel 7.2 or Comcast 390.

The debates are organized by the Utah Debate Commission, a consortium of higher educational institutions, media organizations, and business and civic leaders dedicated to creating a non-partisan and independent system of debates among qualified candidates for statewide and federal offices in Utah during each election cycle.  The purpose of the Utah Debate Commission is to educate voters about candidates and their position on issues, promote a civil exchange of ideas among the leading candidates, and elevate the discussion of the most important issues confronting the State of Utah.

2018 2nd District Congressional Debate * Mon. Sept. 17, 6PM 

The debate between incumbent Chris Stewart (R) and challenger Shireen Ghorbani (D), broadcast from Dixie State University, is moderated by Doug Wilks, editor of the Deseret News.

2018 Senate Debate * Tue. Oct. 9, 6PM

The debate between Mitt Romney (R) and Jenny Wilson (D), broadcast from Southern Utah University, is moderated by Bruce Lindsay, former KSL News weeknight anchor.

2018 4th Congressional Debate * Mon. Oct. 15, 6PM

The debate between incumbent Mia Love (R) and challenger Ben McAdams (D), broadcast from Salt Lake Community College, is moderated by Doug Wright, special news consultant and correspondent for KSL TV and KSL Newsradio.

2018 1st Congressional Debate * Wed. Oct. 17, 6PM

The debate between incumbent Rob Bishop (R) and challengers Lee Castillo (D) and Eric Eliason (United Utah Party), broadcast from Utah State University, is moderated by Natalie Gochnour, Director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah.

2018 3rd Congressional Debate * Tue. Oct. 23, 6PM

The debate between John Curtis (R) and challenger James Singer (D), broadcast from Utah Valley University, is moderated by David Magleby, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University.

Free Speech Messages

KUED will air Candidate Free Speech Messages weeknights at 9:56 through November 5 as a service to viewers. They will not air on Thursday nights.  The Candidate Free Speech Messages will air in place of CONTACT with Mary Dickson.




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Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 3:17pm