BUFFALO, N.Y. – In the race for the Buffalo mayor’s office, Democratic incumbent Byron Brown, Democratic candidate Bernie Tolbert and Republican candidate Sergio Rodriguez, will debate live from the WNED studios in downtown Buffalo. WNED-TV and WBFO-FM 88.7, in partnership with WGRZ-TV, The Buffalo News and the League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara, presents “DECISION 2013: The Buffalo Mayoral Debate” on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m.
The hour-long debate will be simulcast live on WNED-TV, WBFO-FM 88.7 and WGRZ-TV. Questions will be posed by three panelists: Eileen Buckley – WBFO-FM; Bob McCarthy, Buffalo News political reporter; and Claudine Ewing, WGRZ-TV reporter. WBFO Station Manager and Director of News / Public Affairs Jim Ranney will moderate.
The live event is open to an invitation-only studio audience. However, the public is encouraged to submit questions for the candidates by emailing email@example.com or using the hashtag #buffalomayor on Facebook and Twitter. Questions may be submitted until Friday, Aug. 23 at 4 p.m. and will be selected prior to the broadcast.
A pool feed and press area will be set up to accommodate local media outlets. To obtain required press credentials, contact Megan Wagner at (716) 845-7155 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“DECISION 2013: The Buffalo Mayoral Debate” will also be streamed online at WBFO.org (audio only), WGRZ.com and buffalonews.com.
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