Saturday night on Fox News, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee will be holding a third installment of his forum series, this time on the topic of unemployment. The forum will only be broadcast on Fox News television, it will not be streamed online. Ron Paul was invited to attend as well, however, he requested to be present via satellite and this request was denied by the Huckabee forum producers. See this report on Ron Paul’s absence. Paul will be campaigning in Washington state for the caucus happening in the morning prior to the forum Saturday evening.


Air Date: Saturday, March 3 at 8pm ET on Fox News

Participants: Romney, Santorum, Gingrich

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Mike Huckabee and FOX News producers decided to tape a candidate forum about the economy in Wilmington Saturday to point out that “there’s some real pain out there,” Huckabee told the News Journal in an exclusive interview Thursday.

Huckabee is the former governor of Arkansas and a 2008 presidential candidate, finishing second to John McCain in the 2008 presidential primaries.

A special edition of his FOX News Channel program “Huckabee” will host the Republican presidential candidates in a forum, “Huckabee Special: Forum 3 — Jobs” at the Wilmington Air Park. The program will air from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are scheduled to appear.

The program will focus on jobs and will be taped earlier in the day from noon to 2 p.m. There will not be an audience, a FOX News spokesperson said.

Huckabee will be joined by a panel consisting of FOX Business Network’s (FBN) Charlie Gasparino; David McArthur, a small businessman from St. Louis; and former Secretary of Labor and FOX News Channel contributor Elaine Chao.

The panel will be joined by three unemployed local residents who will pose questions to the candidates related to job creation and the economy, the spokesperson said.

Producers first decided to host a forum on jobs, and then found an appropriate location, Huckabee said. Ohio was selected because it is a major state on Super Tuesday, and clearly one the candidates need to campaign in. Wilmington was selected after that, he said.

We’ll have the complete forum video available after it airs so fear not if you miss the broadcast.

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