Larry King to moderate third-party debate on Oct. 23
Former CNN host Larry King will moderate a debate between third-party candidates in Chicago coming up on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. This debate will not include President Obama or Governor Romney but it will be available streamed online as well as broadcast live on a few cable channels.
Air Time: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 9pm et
Live Stream: Ora.TV (Oct 23, 2012)
Report from CBS News:
Larry King, the celebrated talk show host accustomed to A-list interview guests, has agreed to moderate a debate featuring a squad of minor-party presidential candidates.
The former CNN giant will guide next Tuesday’s debate in Chicago, which will be broadcast on the Internet. The candidates taking part are the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson, the Green Party’s Jill Stein, the Constitution Party’s Virgil Goode and the Justice Party’s Rocky Anderson.
King told The Associated Press it’s clear none of them will win the election, but said they all deserve a voice in the presidential race.
Democrats and Republicans are keeping tabs on Johnson and Goode, two ex-Republicans who could be factors in key battleground states.
“They have a story to tell. It’s a valid story,” King said. “It’s a two-party system, but not a two-party system by law.”
The debate was organized by the Free and Equal Elections Foundation, which has criticized the debates between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney for excluding third-party candidates and coming off as too programmed.
Organizers say at-home viewers will be encouraged to submit real-time questions on social media websites such as Twitter, where they’ll get King’s attention with the “AskEmThisLarry” hashtag.
Might be an interesting broadcast to watch as a voter since there will be more than just 2 viewpoints presented on a variety of topics.
From the comments, appears that Link TV and Al Jazeera English will carry this debate on cable at 9pm et this Tuesday. Check your local or satellite listings to see if you receive either channel. Also, C-SPAN has not confirmed whether they will broadcast the debate or not, we will update on Tuesday with a more accurate list of outlets for this debate.
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