SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The six television stations in Louisiana owned by Gray Television will produce and air the final debate in the race for Louisiana Governor. “Election 2019: The Final Debate” will air live statewide from the KSLA News 12 Studios on October 9, 2019, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on KSLA-Shreveport, WVUE-News Orleans, WAFB-Baton Rouge, KNOE-Monroe, KPLC-Lake Charles and KALB-Alexandria.
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KSLA Anchor/Reporter Doug Warner is the moderator for the event. Jenifer Andrews-KNOE, Cynthia Arceneaux-KPLC, Steven Maxwell-KALB, Greg Meriwether-WAFB, and Sabrina Wilson-WVUE are the panelists asking questions of the candidates. The candidates will also have time to ask questions of each other.
The stations have extended a provisional invitation to participate to every candidate in the race – U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, Oscar Dantzler, Gov. John Bel Edwards, Gary Landrieu, Patrick Landry and Eddie Rispone. Among the criteria established to determine eligibility to participate in this debate is the requirement that all participants achieve 5% or higher in a poll commissioned by Gray Television and its partners. The poll results will be released Monday, October 7 and will be the final determination for participation.
Only the candidates, panelists, moderator and other television staff will be allowed in the studio during the debate. Media outlets in the state will be allowed to interview the candidates following the debate.
Election day is October 12.
KSLA News Director Jayne Ruben is the contact for the debate. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org, 318-677-6740 or 318-470-1404.
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