Arizona PBS to host Superintendent of Public Instruction debate Sept. 13

PHOENIX – (Sept. 13, 2018)

WHAT:  Arizona PBS’s Emmy Award-winning news and public affairs program, “Arizona Horizon” will host a Clean Elections debate featuring two candidates vying for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Candidates will debate issues related to public and private education, education curriculum, Arizona’s “Red for Ed” initiative and more.

WHO: Arizona PBS will showcase the two candidates competing in the Nov. 6 Arizona general election:

  • Kathy Hoffman – former public school teacher and speech therapist (Democrat)
  • Frank Riggs – former congressman and charter school executive (Republican)

“Arizona Horizon” host Ted Simons will moderate the debate.

WHEN:  Thursday, Sept. 13, at 5:30 p.m. (candidates arrive at approximately 5:00 p.m.), live on “Arizona Horizon”

WHERE:  Arizona PBS studios, 555 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, Studio A, sixth floor (light rail accessible from Van Buren Street stop).

A media room will be set aside where credentialed members of the media can view the debate. Photo opportunities, as well as audio and video feeds for media, will 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 (8.3) – or the following day on our website www.azpbs.org/horizon or our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/azpbs.

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