CHICAGO, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ABC 7 Chicago, the station that has broadcast candidate debates for more than two decades, will partner with the League of Women Voters of Illinois for two, half-hour debates with the candidates of the 10th and 11th Congressional Districts. ABC 7's Kathy Brock, Ron Magers and Political Editor Charles Thomas will ask questions and facilitate a round-table conversation with the candidates. Questions coming directly from voters in the 10th and 11th districts will also be discussed. The debates will air commercial free immediately following "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" on Sunday, October 14, 2012.
The 10th Congressional District debate will be held between current U.S. representative Robert Dold (R) and challenger Brad Schneider (D) and will be moderated by ABC 7's Ron Magers airing at 10:30 am.
The 11th Congressional District debate will be held between current U.S. representative for the 13th district Judy Biggert (R) and challenger Bill Foster (D) and will be moderated by ABC 7's Kathy Brock airing at 11:00 am.
The debates will be taped at ABC 7 Chicago on Saturday, October 13. The taping for the 11th Congressional District will begin at 9:30 am. The taping for the 10th Congressional District will begin at 11:00 am. Both the debates will be streamed live on abc7chicago.com on October 13.
According to John Idler, President and General Manager, ABC 7 Chicago, "I'm proud to continue the tradition of airing and producing debates on ABC 7. We believe our debates are a tool voters can use to get a clearer picture of the candidates and their positions that can ultimately help them make informed decisions."
Jan Dorner, President, League of Woman Voters, said, "The League of Women Voters of Illinois is looking forward to partnering with ABC 7 once again to supply voters in both the 10th and the 11th Congressional Districts with accurate, timely and useful nonpartisan information."
SOURCE ABC 7 Chicago