Arizona PBS to Host District 1 Congressional Debate

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WHAT:  Arizona PBS’ Emmy Award-winning public affairs program “Arizona Horizon” will host a debate featuring candidates vying to represent the 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, currently held by Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick, who is vacating the seat to run for the U.S. Senate.

WHO:  Arizona PBS will showcase three of the six Republican candidates competing to represent their party in the November general election for Arizona’s 1st Congressional District:

  • Ken Bennett, former Secretary of State
  • Shawn Redd, Navajo businessman
  • Wendy Rogers, retired U.S. Air Force pilot

(Producer’s note: all six candidates were invited to participate, but Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, State House Speaker David Gowan and former 2014 candidate Gary Kiehne declined to participate.)

The award-winning host of “Arizona Horizon,” Ted Simons, will moderate the debate.

WHERE:  Arizona PBS Studios, 555 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, Studio B, sixth floor (Light rail accessible from Van Buren stop).

WHEN:  Tuesday, July 12, 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. Audio and video feeds for media will also be made available. Candidates may make themselves available for interviews following the debate.

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

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