Sep 17, 2008
The Great House Debates are ready to be viewed
The Center for Michigan and Detroit Public TV is airing the first of a series of televised debates between Michigan House candidates.
The first installment features six candidates squaring off in 30-minute, fixed-format debates taped at DPTV’s Detroit studios with a panel of journalists consisting off Nolan Finley of The Detroit News, and Ron Dzwonkowski and Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press.
Those ready to air online and on TV are:
DISTRICT 19 (Livonia) -- John Walsh (R) vs. Steve King (D)
DISTRICT 31 (Mount Clemens) – Fred Miller (D) vs. Daniel Tollis (R)
DISTRICT 40 (Birmingham) -- Chuck Moss (R) vs. Julie Chandler (D)
As part of The Great Debates, DPTV and the Center for Michigan have extended debate offers to the candidates in 47 contested State House races. While candidate negotiations continue, another 11 debates are set to tape on Sept. 22-23. Scheduled debates include candidates for House Districts 20, 22, 24, 33, 36, 37, 45, 47, 56 and 66.
You can view the debates now and anytime at DPTV's site at TheGreatDebatesDownload.org and at MI Vote.
They will also air on Channel 56 DPTV from 3-4:30 P.M. every Sunday afternoons beginning this Sunday. Each debate is also being given on tape or DVD to local cable access stations in each district, as well as to other PBS stations.