LAS VEGAS, Nevada – KLAS-TV, the CBS affiliate serving the Las Vegas DMA (#40), announced today that it is partnering with market’s Univision affiliate, KINC-TV, to host the only statewide U.S. Senate debate between Nevada candidates Joe Heck (R-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) on Friday, October 14, 2016 beginning at 7:00 p.m. PDT. The candidates are competing for the seat that will be left vacant by Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), who is retiring after 29 years of service.
The one-hour debate is scheduled to take place at Canyon Springs High School Theater (350 E. Alexander Rd., North Las Vegas, NV). The debate will be moderated by Denise Valdez, KLAS-TV 8 News Anchor; Tsi-Tsi-Ki Félix, KINC-TV Univision Political Anchor and Steve Sebelius, KLAS-TV 8 “Politics NOW” Host and Las Vegas Review Journal columnist.
This must-see event will air in Southern Nevada via live television broadcast on KLAS-TV, following the station’s regularly scheduled 60 minute evening newscast at 6:00 p.m. PDT. To ensure full statewide coverage, KTVN-TV, the CBS affiliate serving the Reno, NV DMA (#112) will live-simulcast the debate to Northern Nevada viewers. Immediately following the debate, KLAS-TV will broadcast a live post-debate special from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. PDT.
Univision affiliates, KINC-TV (Las Vegas) and KREN-TV (Reno) will air the debate on Sunday, October 16 at 5:00 p.m. PDT. The debate is also being offered to the Nevada Public Broadcasting system for both radio and television.
“The U.S. Senate debate between Joe Heck and Catherine Cortez Masto is quickly gaining national attention and we are thrilled our local team at 8 News Now, in partnership with Noticias Univision, will moderate this event as candidates tackle the issues important to Nevadans. Our daily political reporting, strong local news and special coverage, such as this debate, position KLAS 8 News NOW as Nevada’s local election headquarters delivering voters unprecedented state-wide coverage of all races,” said Lisa Howfield, VP and General Manager of KLAS-TV.
“We are excited to partner with KLAS-TV for a debate that is set to be imperative for the Hispanic community in the state of Nevada,” said Rene Morales, SVP – Integrated Marketing Solutions, Entravision Communications Las Vegas.
The race for the open seat has national significance as the Nevada election may determine the balance of power in the U.S. Senate. The October 14 debate is the only debate between the U.S. Senate candidates Joe Heck and Catherin Cortez Masto and is an event not to be missed!
Nevada U.S. Senate Debate – Election 2016
Joe Heck (R-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)
Friday, October 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. PT
Canyon Springs High School Theater (350 E. Alexander Rd., North Las Vegas, NV)
Denise Valdez, KLAS-TV 8 News Anchor
Tsi-Tsi-Ki Félix, KINC-TV Univision Political Anchor
Steve Sebelius, KLAS-TV 8 “Politics NOW” Host, Las Vegas Review Journal columnist
KLAS-TV (CBS) Las Vegas and KTVN-TV (CBS) Reno
Friday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. PDT
KINC-TV (Univision) Las Vegas and KREN-TV (Univision) Reno
Sunday, October 16 at 5:00 p.m. PDT
Nevada Public Broadcasting system (radio and television)
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