Monday, 20 October 2014 14:47

Splash Test

Published in Uncategorised

BUFFALO, N.Y. – In the race for the New York governor’s office, Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo, Republican candidate Rob Astorino, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and Libertarian Party candidate Michael McDermott, will debate live from the WNED-TV studios in downtown Buffalo. “Election ‘14: The Race for Governor” will air on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. and is sponsored by The Buffalo News and WNED | WBFO.

The hour-long debate will be simulcast live on WNED-TV and WBFO-FM 88.7 and will be the only televised debate for the 2014 gubernatorial race. The debate will be offered for broadcast to public television and radio stations across the state.  Questions will be posed by three panelists, yet to be named. WBFO-FM News Director Brian Meyer will moderate.

New Yorkers from around the state will have the opportunity to submit questions to the candidates by visiting buffalonews.com/debate.

The live event is open to an invitation-only studio audience. Election ‘14: The Race for Governor” will be streamed online at WBFO.org (audio only) and buffalonews.com.

A press area with audio feed will be set up to accommodate local media outlets. To obtain required press credentials, contact Megan Wagner at (716) 845-7155 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. On the night of the debate, The Buffalo News will provide high-resolution photos and a story to any interested media outlets. For more information, contact Emily Kelley at (716) 849-4504.

 

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Debate hashtag: #nysgovdebate

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Published in Slideshow - Home Page
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 18:52

Independent Lens: Twin Sisters

Sunday, Oct. 26 at 11:30 p.m.

In China in 2003, twin babies Mia and Alexandra were found in a cardboard box and placed in an orphanage, where authorities separated the infants and concealed their sibling relationship.  When the girls are eight, Mia and her family go to Norway to visit Alexandra, and discover that the girls not only look and act alike, but are unmistakably and inextricably connected to each other. 

Published in Programming Highlights

Does Polarization Mean Our Politics No Longer Reflect the Will of the People?

Sunday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m

Washington Post columnist George Will and national Tea Party leader Matt Kibbe debate political polarization with Eric Liu and Christopher Warren. 

Published in Programming Highlights
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 18:43

NOVA: Ben Franklin's Balloons

Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 9 p.m.

The first stage in the adventure of human flight began with daring inventors and aeronauts in 18th-century Paris, where a handful of brilliant and colorful pioneers developed all the essential features of today's hot air and gas balloons.  Their exploits fascinated Benjamin Franklin, who was serving in Paris as the American ambassador.  Explore the recreation of key flights, including the world's first manned voyage on Nov. 21, 1783. 

Published in Programming Highlights
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