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Myrtle Beach Stations Air a Week of Live Debates

Topic: Politics and Election Coverage

Media Generalís WBTW-TV Myrtle Beach produced and aired a one-hour debate on June 4 for the Republican candidates vying for South Carolinaís 7th Congressional District seat. The debate aired live from the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center. On June 7, WBTW-TV ran a second hour-long debate for the Democratic challengers. All five Democratic candidates participated in the debate that was broadcast live from the Coastal Carolina Universityís Wheelwright auditorium from 7 to 8 p.m. Both debates were moderated by WBTW-TVís anchor Bob Juback and were streamed live on www.scnow.com. This October, WBTW-TV will air a third debate with the nominees from both parties. Barrington Broadcasting-owned WPDE-TV Myrtle Beach broadcast two primetime debates the week of June 4 for candidates in South Carolinaís 7th Congressional District. All four Democratic candidates participated in a live debate June 5, while the 10 Republican candidates debated live Thursday, June 7. Both debates were streamed online. In addition to debates, every candidate that is running for an elected position in WPDE-TVís DMA has been a guest on its Sunday morning show, "Carolina This Week," where they had 15 minutes to discuss their platform.

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