WPSU and McCourtney Institute announce forum for U.S. Senate candidates

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — WPSU Penn State and the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State will hold a forum for the candidates for the Pennsylvania Democratic U.S. Senate primary. This 60-minute event will be held at 8 p.m. on April 9 at the WPSU studios at Innovation Park. The forum will include all candidates polling above 5 percent in the March 24 Franklin and Marshall poll. A list of participants will be available after March 24.

The forum will broadcast live on WPSU-TV, as well as WVIA-TV (Scranton), WITF-TV (Harrisburg), WQED-TV (Pittsburgh), WQLN-TV (Erie) and WLVT-TV (Bethlehem). WHYY-TV (Philadelphia) will also broadcast the event at a later date.

The debate audience is by invitation only, but it will also be streamed live at wpsu.org/live.

The format for the debate was developed jointly by senior scholars in the McCourtney Institute for Democracy, the production team at WPSU and Penn State students. Veteran WPSU Penn State host Patty Satalia will moderate the discussion that will focus on the concerns of college students and other young Pennsylvanians. Students will be invited to submit and ask questions of the candidates.

The McCourtney Institute for Democracy is an interdisciplinary center dedicated to understanding and improving democracy through research, teaching and outreach. For more information, visit http://democracyinstitute.la.psu.edu/

WPSU Penn State is a PBS/NPR member station serving central Pennsylvania. For more information, visit http://wpsu.org/.

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Last Updated March 21, 2016