Haslam, McWherter to face off tonight in East Tennessee's only debate

4:06 PM, Oct 7, 2010   |    comments
Mike McWherter(left),Bill Haslam (right)
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WBIR has partnered with the University of Tennessee and its Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy to host a gubernatorial forum on October 7 at 8 pm.

The debate will be held at the Cox Auditorium on the Knoxville campus, and broadcast live on WBIR and streamed live at wbir.com.  Several other television stations across the state will simulcast the event.   You can also listen to the debate on Newstalk 98.7.

Both Republican nominee Bill Haslam and Democratic nominee Mike McWherter have committed to participate in the debate.

The public is invited to attend.  General admission seating will begin at 7 pm.  No one wearing clothing with political or advocacy messages will be admitted in the auditorium, and no signs, banners or noisemakers will be allowed.

WBIR will air NBC shows Community and 30 Rock this Saturday at 8 pm.

The Baker Center is a public policy institute integrating research, education, public programming and archives. It develops programs and promotes research to further the public's knowledge of our system of governance and to highlight the critical importance of public service, a hallmark of Sen. Baker's career.


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