May 15, 2006
WVEC-TV13 and "On The Record" to host Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Harris Miller and James Webb
Norfolk , VA. -- WVEC-TV13 On Friday May 19 from 9-10 a.m. Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Harris Miller and James Webb will appear together for a taping of WVEC-TV13's "On the Record". At this time, this is the only scheduled televised debate (see below for actual format) between the two men prior to their June 13th statewide primary. The program will air on Sunday May 21 from 10:30-11:00 a.m. Only on WVEC-TV13 (ABC affiliate).
"I am pleased that both candidates agreed to have On the Record be the forum for this very critical debate," says Joel Rubin, host and producer of On the Record. "The campaign in the fall looks like it could be quite competitive so whoever wins the primary on June 13th has a decent shot at becoming our next junior U.S. Senator from Virginia."
"WVEC-TV13 is honored to provide this program to our viewing public." says Nick Nicholson, President and GM of WVEC-TV13, " where the political landscape in Virginia is more important than ever."
Reporters are invited to WVEC-TV13 studios, located at 613 Woodis Avenue Norfolk, VA 23510 in downtown Norfolk, and watch the debate live, then talk to Mr. Miller and Mr. Webb after it concludes. Still or video photography will be allowed prior to the beginning of the taping. If you are coming, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 757-456-5212 or 757-287-0361. Please arrive no later than 8:45 a.m. The station will provide a light breakfast. There are no restrictions on when you can publish stories after the debate is concluded. It is requested that you credit WVEC-TV13 and "On The Record"
Rather than a formal debate, host Joel Rubin will ask a series of questions, making sure that by the time the 30 minutes is over, the two candidates have had relatively equal time to state their positions. Rubin, Miller and Webb will be seated at a round table, rather than standing behind podiums.
"On the Record", which has aired on WVEC-TV13 continuously since 1992, is a 30-minute news/interview program, focusing primarily on local and state issues. Joel Rubin, who was a political reporter for a local NBC affiliate from 1977-1991, hosts and produces the program.
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