As part of its commitment to in-depth coverage of election issues in Nebraska, NET News will host a debate between the two candidates for Nebraska’s open U.S. Senate seat -- Republican Deb Fischer and Democrat Bob Kerrey.
“Nebraska U.S. Senate Debate – An NET News Presentation” will air live on Monday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. CT on NET Television’s NET1/HD and on NET Radio. The 60-minute debate will also be streamed live on the NET website at netNebraska.org. The debate will be held in the NET Television studios in Lincoln.
NET News Director Dennis Kellogg will moderate the question-and-answer style debate, with each candidate having time for opening and closing statements.
Questions will be posed by a panel consisting of three professional journalists who represent media from across the state and will cover a wide range of topics important to Nebraskans during this election season.
Some of the questions will be selected from the NET News election project, “Voter Voices.” Launched in partnership with the Nebraska Library Commission, “Voter Voices” encourages citizens to share their voice on the issues at stake in this year’s election.
Patrons at more than 30 libraries across the state have recorded their thoughts on important issues using a simple set-up of a provided web camera and YouTube channel. They also posted “Voter Voices” questions they wanted to have answered by candidates in Nebraska’s U.S. Senate race.
The debate is part of “Campaign Connection 2012,” presented by NET News. “Campaign Connection 2012” offers state and national coverage of the 2012 elections, plus perspectives from voters across Nebraska. For more information about “Campaign Connection 2012,” visit the project website at netNebraska.org/campaignconnection2012.
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