September 10, 2010

KTVK 3TV to hold First and Only U.S. Senate Debate

Debate Will Take Place Live on 3TV September 26th

PHOENIX - KTVK 3TV announced today it will produce and air the first and only live statewide debate with the candidates running for U.S. Senate. The debate will originate from the 3TV studios in Phoenix and air live on KTVK 3TV commercial free. The one-hour debate will also be streamed live on azfamily.com.

Senate GOP candidate Senator John McCain and Democrat Rodney Glassman have agreed to participate in the live debate on Sunday, September 26th at 6 p.m. Debate invitations have also been extended to Libertarian Party candidate David Nolan and Green Party candidate Jerry Joslyn.

The 3TV GOP debate is the first debate for the candidates and the only debate Sen. John McCain will participate in before the general election on November 2nd.

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.

"With less than 2 months left in this election season, 3TV is proud to be the only Arizona station to bring these candidates together to discuss the important issues facing our state, our country," said Executive News Director Brad Remington.
The September 26th debate will be the third live debate 3TV has held this election cycle. 3TV was the only station in the Phoenix market to produce and air the Democrat and Republican U.S. Senate debates during the primary election season.

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.