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DALLAS/FORT WORTH – KERA will host a U.S. Senate debate between the Democrats who finished first and second in the May primary. In The Texas Debates: Race for U.S. Senate, former state representative Paul Sadler and retired educator Grady Yarbrough will face off in a one-hour television debate that will be broadcast on KERA-TV Channel 13 at 7:00 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, June 27, with an encore broadcast at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 1. The program, sponsored by AARP, will air on KERA 90.1 FM at 8:00 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, June 26, with an encore broadcast at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 1. The debate will be broadcast on television and radio stations in other Texas markets at various times (check local listings), and available for online viewing at texasdebates.org.
This debate is the second in a series of two U.S. Senate debates produced by KERA. The Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate race will square off first on Friday, June 22 at 8:00 p.m. CDT. The debate between Ted Cruz, former Texas Solicitor General, and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst will air live on KERA-TV Channel 13, KERA 90.1 FM and more than 20 other television stations and 16 radio stations around the state, and online at texasdebates.org. The program will repeat at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, June 24 on KERA TV and KERA 90.1 FM. Video of the Republican debate will be available for on-demand viewing at texasdebates.org within 24 hours after the debate’s conclusion. Spanish language translation of the Republican debate will be streamed online after broadcast at www.univision.com and will air on Univision Texas at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 23. The program is sponsored by AARP and the Texas Lyceum.
Both the Republican and Democratic debates will be moderated by KERA Managing Editor Shelley Kofler. Questions will be posed by Crystal Ayala, political reporter for Univision Texas, Peggy Fikac, Austin bureau chief for the San Antonio Express-News/Houston Chronicle, and Ross Ramsey, executive editor of The Texas Tribune. To find out more information about the programs and the candidates, go to texasdebates.org.
The Texas Debates is produced by KERA in partnership with Univision Texas, The Texas Tribune, San Antonio Express-News/Houston Chronicle, Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB), Texas State Networks and the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas.