U.S. Senatorial Debate scheduled at Vanderbilt Oct. 13

September 17, 2002

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –– Candidates for the U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee will square off in a live debate at Vanderbilt, sponsored by the NewsChannel 5 Network, The Tennessean and Vanderbilt, on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m.

NewsChannel 5 will televise the one-hour debate live from Ingram Hall on the Vanderbilt University campus. Subsequent repeats will be scheduled on NewsChannel 5+ — cable channel 50.

“Every election is important, but this year’s Senate race has a special significance for Tennessee, and for the nation,” said Chancellor Gordon Gee. “I am pleased and proud that Vanderbilt will join with NewsChannel 5 and The Tennessean to present a fair exchange of views and information for the voters. This is as much a part of our educational mission as anything that happens in the classroom.”

Republican nominee Lamar Alexander and Democrat nominee Bob Clement have already confirmed their participation. Other viable candidates will also be invited.

NewsChannel 5 anchor Chris Clark, who hosted a similar debate between gubernatorial candidates a month ago, will moderate the debate, along with a reporter from The Tennessean.

Contact: Elizabeth Latt, 615-322-NEWS, elizabeth.p.latt@vanderbilt.edu

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