June 28, 2010

KTVK 3TV to Air Live GOP U.S. Senate Debate

One of Only Two Debates Senator John McCain will Participate in before Primary

Phoenix, AZ - KTVK 3TV announced today it will produce and air two live statewide debates with all Republican and Democratic candidates running for U.S. Senate. The debates will originate from the 3TV studios in Phoenix and air live on KTVK 3TV commercial free as well as simulcast on sister station KTTU in Tucson. The one-hour debates will also be streamed live on azfamily.com.

Senate GOP candidates Jim Deakin, former U.S. Congressman J.D. Hayworth and Senator John McCain have agreed to participate in the live debate on Friday, July 16th at 7 p.m. The 3TV GOP debate is the first debate for the candidates and one of only two that Sen. John McCain will participate in before the August 24th primary.

The Democrats running for the office of U.S. Senate will debate on Friday, July 9th at 7 p.m. live on 3TV. Confirmed to participate are former Tucson Vice Mayor Rodney Glassman, ex-State Representative Cathy Eden, labor organizer Randy Parraz and investigative reporter John Dougherty.

3TV political reporter and "Politics Unplugged" anchor Frank Camacho will serve as moderator. The event will take the shape of a formal political style debate with the campaigns agreeing on the various debate specifics.

"People all over this country are watching this Senate race closely. What is decided here will impact Arizonans and the nation for years to come," said Executive New Director Brad Remington. "3TV is proud to be the only valley station to bring these candidates together for what promises to be a lively discussion."

About KTVK and KASW
KTVK 3TV and its Phoenix sister station, KASW-CW6 are part of Belo Corp. KTVK produces 50+ hours of local news per week, more local news than most broadcast television stations in the U.S. KTVK's website,azfamily.com is the number one television station website in Arizona. One of the first 40 television stations to convert to high definition, KTVK leads the way in innovation, community involvement and local news and weather coverage delivered by the most popular on-air talent in the market. Its audience credits KTVK as being the community-minded station that most reflects the spirit of Arizona and its people. For more information about KTVK, contact: Blanca Esparza, Community Relations Manager, 602.207.3331, besparza@azfamily.com

About Belo Corp.
Belo Corp. (BLC), one of the nation's largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies, 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 or by contacting Paul Fry, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6835.