Decision 2006: A Summer of Politics

The news channels of Time Warner Cable: NY1 News and NY1 Noticias in New York, News 10 Now in Syracuse, Capital News 9 in Albany and RNews in Rochester kick off a summer of politics with a series of LIVE debates and town hall meetings starting July 25th. The general public will be invited to attend. The debates will also be carried live on radio by WNYC.

The following release is posted in collaboration with New York 1 and other New York State news channels of Time Warner Cable.

From: Edward Pachetti
(212) 379-3750

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DECISION 2006: A SUMMER OF POLITICS

NEW YORK, July 10, 2006 – The news channels of Time Warner Cable: NY1 News and NY1 Noticias in New York, News 10 Now in Syracuse, Capital News 9 in Albany and RNews in Rochester kick off a summer of politics with a series of LIVE debates and town hall meetings starting July 25th. The general public will be invited to attend. The debates will also be carried live on radio by WNYC.

DEBATES

The debates will be moderated by NY1’s Inside City Hall anchor Dominic Carter. He will be joined in questioning the candidates by panelists drawn from the ranks of NY1 News, NY1 Noticias, WNYC Radio and Time Warner Cable’s upstate nightly political show Capital Tonight.

Immediately following the debates, a roundtable of political pundits, reporters and analysts will comment on the action on special editions of Inside City Hall and Capitol Tonight followed by an encore showing of the debates themselves.

The Schedule:

The First Democratic Debate for Governor
Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University – 1 Pace Plaza, New York

The Republican Debate for US Senator
Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2006 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University – 1 Pace Plaza, New York

The Democratic Debate for Attorney General
Date: Thursday, August 17, 2006 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University – 1 Pace Plaza, New York

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TOWN HALL MEETINGS

Candidates for New York State’s political offices will be Q & A’d by the general public during a series of town hall meetings that will stretch from Rochester to New York City.

The town hall meetings will be LIVE in front of a studio audience from four locations: New York City, Albany, Syracuse and Rochester; and will air on all four news channels starting at 7pm. NY1’s Inside City Hall anchor Dominic Carter will host.

The candidates have the option of appearing at any of the four locations. They will appear on-stage one at a time and take questions from the audience at their own location and from the other three locations via satellite hook-up.

The Schedule:

A Town Hall Meeting for Attorney General
Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at 7:00pm

A Town Hall Meeting for US Senator
Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 7:00pm

A Town Hall Meeting for Governor
Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at 7:00pm

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