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TAB funds distribution of Sept. 29 Lt. Gov. and Sept. 30 gubernatorial broadcast debates

The Texas Association of Broadcasters is funding the distribution of two broadcast debates involving candidates for two statewide offices later this month.   

The debates are:

  • Monday, Sept. 29, 7:00 p.m. CT – Debate featuring Lt. Gov. candidates state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston and state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio.   Originates from the KLRU-TV studios in Austin.   Produced by KLRU and the Texas Tribune.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 30, 8:00 p.m. CT – Debate featuring gubernatorial candidates state Attorney General Greg Abbott, R-Texas and state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Ft. Worth.   Originates from the KERA-TV/FM studios in Dallas.   Produced by The Texas Debates media consortium.

TAB is funding the TV satellite distribution and the real-time Spanish translation of both debates. 

In addition, TAB is helping to arrange distribution of the debates to Texas radio stations via Content Depot, the Texas State Networks and an mp3 audio stream.

“These debates will be made available to ALL Texas radio and TV stations that want them with no restrictions on their use,” said TAB President Oscar Rodriguez.

“TAB believes airing these debates is an invaluable public service for Texas voters.”

The debates may also be streamed on station websites and archived for later playback online at station affiliated sites.   

Portions may be used in news stories compiled by stations.

Stations may download below specific information for each debate at   

Each debate’s advisory contains information concerning TV satellite coordinate feed information, radio feed information, formats, times, captioning, Spanish audio, graphics, streaming, onsite media coverage, background information, etc.

Please let TAB know whether your station intends to broadcast the debates live or delayed, or intends to stream them online.   

Reply to in the following format: call sign, market, channel/frequency, network affiliation, live/delayed (list date/time)/streamed, station website address.

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