Eight’s Arizona Horizon hosts District 7 Republican and Democratic candidate debate – Oct. 8

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Eight’s award-winning public affairs program features open discussion with candidates

WHAT: Eight, Arizona PBS’ Emmy award-winning public affairs program Arizona Horizon will showcase a debate featuring candidates running to represent Congressional District 7, including Democratic candidate Ruben Gallego, Independent José Peñalosa and Libertarian candidate Joe Cobb October 8 at 5:30 p.m. on Eight HD. The open discussion will cover topics relevant to Arizona residents within the district. All candidates are vying to fill the open seat vacated by retiring Congressman Ed Pastor.

WHO:  Eight, Arizona PBS will showcase the three candidates competing to represent Arizona’s Congressional District 7. Award-winning host of Arizona Horizon, Ted Simons, will moderate the debate.

WHERE: Eight, Arizona PBS Studio B, 6th Floor, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004. (Light Rail accessible from Van Buren stop).

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 8 at 5:30 p.m., live on Arizona Horizon

A media room will be set aside where credentialed members of the media can view the debate, and photo opportunities will be available.

The public can watch the debate live on Arizona Horizon on Eight HD at 5:30 p.m., with encore presentations at 10 p.m. on Eight HD, and at 7 p.m. on Eight World – or the following day on our website www.azpbs.org/vote2014 or our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/azpbs.

Media Contact:  Colleen O’Donnell Pierce
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