The Michigan Chronicle is proud to announce it is teaming up with CBS 62 and Newsradio950 in the first televised mayoral debate airing Sunday in the historic election between former Detroit Medical Center CEO Mike Duggan and Sheriff Benny Napoleon.
The highly anticipated debate between the two candidates will air as a special hour long “Michigan Matters” 11 a.m. Sunday October 20 on CBS 62. It will also be simulcast on WWJNewsradio 950. The debate will be repeated at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct 27 on WKBD-TV CW50 and also on WWJ Newsradio at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22.
“At this critical time in our city, we are proud to be involved with this event which will showcase the two candidates and give voters in Detroit a chance to see and hear from them,” said Hiram Jackson, Chronicle Publisher and CEO of Real Times Media.
“We are also thrilled to partner with the Michigan Chronicle and WWJ Newsradio 950 in putting on this important debate,” said Tom Canedo , Vice President and General Manager of CBS 62/CW50.
“CBS 62 is proud to continue its rich tradition of making an impact in Metro Detroit by helping to bring the candidates before viewers with our programming,” Canedo added.
“Michigan Matters” Senior Producer and Host Carol Cain will moderate the debate. Michigan Chronicle Senior Editor Bankole Thompson will join her on the panel to pose questions as will Tom Jordan, WWJ Newsradio 950 morning news anchor, and Cliff Russell, longtime political pundit.
Duggan and Napoleon agreed to participate in two televised debates and a “Conversation” between them before the Detroit Economic Club luncheon on Wednesday, Oct 23 at Cobo Center. DEC tickets are available by calling 313-963-8547 or econclub.org.
The DEC candidate forum will be moderated by Cain with Judge Damon Keith serving as the presiding officer.
The final televised debate will be hosted by WXYZ-TV as “Spotlight on the News” Executive Producer Chuck Stokes serves as moderator. It airs 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 29.
Bankole Thompson will be among the panel posing questions of Duggan and Napoleon that night.
The general election will be held Tuesday, Nov 5.