Arkansas PBS to broadcast Congressional debates

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Arkansas PBS announced Tuesday (Sept. 15) four debates for three Congressional races and one U.S. Senate race.

The debates will livestream at and air on Arkansas PBS Oct. 12-14.

The following candidates have verbally committed to participating in Arkansas PBS’s debates, according to the station:

U.S. Congressional District 2 – Joyce Elliott (D) and incumbent French Hill (R).
U.S. Congressional District 3 – Michael Kalagias (L), Celeste Williams (D) and incumbent Steve Womack (R).
U.S. Congressional District 4 – Frank Gilbert (L), William Hanson (D) and incumbent Bruce Westerman (R).
U.S. Senate – Ricky Dale Harrington Jr. (L). At this time, incumbent Tom Cotton (R) is not scheduled to appear.
The debates will livestream and air at the following times:

Monday, Oct. 12, U.S. Congressional District 2 livestreaming at 2 p.m. and airing at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 13, U.S. Congressional District 4 livestreaming at 10 a.m. and airing at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 13, U.S. Congressional District 3 livestreaming at 3:30 p.m. and airing at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 14, U.S. Senate livestreaming at 3 p.m. and airing at 7 p.m.

Arkansas PBS also says it will produce a 30-minute program in conjunction with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service to discuss ballot initiatives that will appear in the general election. The proposed initiatives that have reached the ballot will be discussed on Friday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. and repeat Sunday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m.

Debates will repeat Sunday, Oct. 18, beginning at 1 p.m.

Major funding for the Arkansas PBS debates is provided by AARP Arkansas.