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Medina to debate Perry, Hutchinson on January 14, 7pm, KUHT Channel 8

         Lone Star State of Texas

Did you hear? They are letting her speak, after all.

Whether or not you support Republican Debra Medina's bid for Governor of Texas, it is only fair that she be allowed to participate in the upcoming debates.  Tune in on KUHT Channel 8, Thursday, January 14, at 7 p.m. so see Debra Medina, Governor Rick Perry, and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson in action.

January 5, 2010      
Meg Fullwood
Public Relations Manager

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – KERA has determined the candidates for The Texas Debates: Race for Governor will include Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Debra Medina and Governor Rick Perry. Each candidate meets the viewpoint-neutral standards found in KERA’s Criteria for Candidate Participation in KERA Broadcast Debates. Among the factors considered regarding Debra Medina’s inclusion were whether she was conducting an active campaign and generating media and public interest.  The criteria also allows for consideration of polling data.  However, because there is sparse recent polling information, polls played a minor role in the decision to include Medina.  The Texas Debates: Race for Governor takes place Thursday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m. This is a ticketed event by invitation only.

The Texas Debates is produced by KERA in partnership with CBS 11 (KTVT-TV) and TXA 21 (KTXA-TV), Star-Telegram, KUVN Univision 23, The Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB), Texas State Networks and the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas.

The Texas Debates will originate from the Murchison Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of North Texas in Denton. The program will be distributed at no charge to all commercial and public radio and television stations statewide as a public service, courtesy of the Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB). Stations have the option of taking the broadcast live or delaying it. The broadcast will be available in English and Spanish and will be closed captioned. The broadcast can be heard in Spanish on the SAP channel of the debate feed. Real-time translation and closed captioning are also provided by TAB, a service it has contributed for broadcast debates of statewide candidates since 1998.

The Texas Debates will be streamed live at The Web site will also provide a list of stations carrying the debate as that information becomes available, profiles of the candidates and the pressroom arrangements. Site visitors will also be able to submit questions for the candidates by e-mail. Spanish language translation of the debate will be streamed online after broadcast at

Read Debra Medina's response.


KERA is a not-for-profit public media organization that serves the people of North Texas. The station broadcasts to the fourth-largest population area in the United States. KERA produces original multimedia content, carries the best in national and international public television and radio programs, and provides online resources at The station’s extensive coverage of the arts can be found at KERA-TV broadcasts on Channel 13.1. KERA WORLD broadcasts on 13.2. KERA-FM broadcasts on 90.1 in Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton, 88.3 in Wichita Falls, 100.1 in Tyler and 99.3 in Sherman. KXT 91.7 FM, KERA’s new music station, is streamed online at

The Texas Debates is produced by KERA in partnership with CBS 11 (KTVT-TV) and TXA 21 (KTXA-TV), Star-Telegram, KUVN Univision 23, The Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB), Texas State Networks and the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas.

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  • Elizabeth 4 years ago

    Medina is due the opportunity, but it will be a lamb with wolves. I would much rather see a "mano y mano" between Hutchinson and Perry.
    Medina could then clean up whatever is left of Perry after that debate is fin!

  • Tony 4 years ago

    Is Kilgore still running? He'd have my vote!



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