January 28, 2010

KHOU to Air Live Statewide Gubernatorial Debate between GOP Candidates Hutchison, Medina and Perry on January 29

HOUSTON -- Tune in to Channel 11 on Friday, January 29, at 7:00 p.m. for a statewide debate between Texas GOP gubernatorial candidates Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Debra Medina and Gov. Rick Perry.

"The Belo Debate" will originate from WFAA studios in Dallas and air live on KHOU Channel 11, as well as other Belo Corp. television stations in San Antonio (KENS), Austin (KVUE) and on Texas Cable News (TXCN). The one-hour debate will also be streamed live on the Web sites operated by Belo broadcast and cable companies, and on the Web site operated by A. H. Belo Corporation's newspaper, The Dallas Morning News.

As the debate streams live on khou.com, viewers can participate in a live online chat with 11 News Political Analyst Bob Stein. On Friday, KHOU will also initiate a mobile texting poll during 11 News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. offering a glimpse of voter sentiment before the March primary.

11 News anchor Len Cannon will serve as a panelist for the debate, along with senior political writer Wayne Slater of The Dallas Morning News and news anchors Sarah Lucero of KENS and Terri Gruca of KVUE. WFAA veteran news anchor John McCaa will serve as moderator.

Spanish stations and public broadcast stations in Belo markets will be permitted to carry the debate live. Outside Belo markets, all television stations may carry the debate live. Radio stations, regardless of their market location, may broadcast the debate and will access the audio via the satellite feed. Spanish audio will be available on the SAP channel.

About Belo Corp.
KHOU-TV is part of Belo Corp. (BLC), one of the nation's largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies, with 2008 annual revenue of $733 million. The Company owns and operates 20 television stations (nine in the top 25 markets) and their associated Web sites. Belo stations, which include affiliations with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork TV, reach more than 14 percent of U.S. television households in 15 highly-attractive markets. Belo stations rank first or second in nearly all of their local markets. Additional information is available at www.belo.com, www.khou.com or by contacting Lisa Shumate, Director of Programming and Marketing, KHOU TV at 713-521-4335.