PBS NewsHour to host Democratic primary debate at UWM

PBS NewsHour will produce the first Democratic presidential candidates debate following the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at UW-Milwaukee.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC)-sanctioned debate will be held in the Helen Bader Concert Hall in the Helene Zelazo Center for Performing Arts.

NewsHour co-anchors and managing editors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will moderate the PBS NewsHour Democratic Primary Debate, to be broadcast nationwide by PBS and WETA Washington, D.C., the flagship public television station in the nation’s capital.

In addition to the national live broadcast on PBS, the debate – produced in cooperation with Milwaukee Public Television and WUWM 89.7 FM – will be streamed online at pbs.org/newshour.

“UW-Milwaukee has a long history of promoting civil discourse on important issues facing our society, and we are proud to host the debate on our campus,” University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone said. “Our school is an incredibly strong academic institution with a vast alumni base, robust research profile, and deep connection to the Milwaukee community – and we very much look forward to welcoming presidential candidates here this upcoming February.”


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