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KWWL to broadcast Governor, Senate and Congressional debates

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WATERLOO (KWWL) - As a critical election day approaches for the state, KWWL stays on top of the important races. The station will be broadcasting debates for the Governor's, Senate and 1st Congressional district races in October.

“Iowans take their politics very seriously,” said Jim McKernan, Vice President and General Manager of KWWL. “Broadcasting these debates provides viewers the opportunity to hear the candidates without the spin and make an informed decision.”

The U.S. Senate debate will be broadcast on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. KWWL's Ron Steele will be present as one of the debate moderators. The senate debate will be hosted by KWQC in the Quad Cities.

The governor's debate will be broadcast on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. Ron Steele will be present as one of the moderators. The gubernatorial debate will be hosted by KTIV in Sioux City.

KWWL will host the 1st Congressional debate in their studio on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. Ron Steele and Amanda Goodman will act as moderators along with reporters from the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, KWWL's coverage partners.

“Covering state politics is critically important,” said Shane Moreland, KWWL News Director. “As journalists, it's our obligation to provide this important service to voters. Having local anchors and reporters involved as moderators ensures that the concerns and questions of Iowans will be addressed.”

KWWL also plans to solicit questions from voters via social media. Those interested in submitting questions for consideration during the debates should closely monitor the station's Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Complete rules and guidelines for the KWWL hosted debate can be found here: http://www.kwwl.com/story/26538411/2014/09/15/kwwl-congressional-debate-guidelines
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