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Who Will Lead Kansas? Gubernatorial Candidates to Debate on Kansas City PBS

Government and Politics

October 5, 2022


Week in Review’s Nick Haines Moderates Debate Between Candidates Before 2022 Midterm Election

Kansas City, MO - Kansas City PBS has announced it will host a debate on Wednesday, Oct. 5, between Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D) and her opponent, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt (R). Presented ahead of the 2022 Midterm Elections, Week in Review’s Nick Haines will moderate in partnership with the Johnson County Bar Association. The debate will livestream from the DoubleTree Hotel in Overland Park on Kansas City PBS’ Facebook page at noon and air on Channel 19.1 at 7 p.m.

“As voters prepare to head to the polls, Kansas City PBS is proud to continue its commitment to providing comprehensive coverage of the candidates and issues on the ballot,” said Kliff Kuehl, president CEO of Kansas City PBS. “With Nick Haines at the helm and his expertise, we hope our viewers will feel informed about each candidate’s stance on a wide range of issues before they cast their votes in November."

This debate between the Sunflower State’s gubernatorial candidates continues Kansas City PBS’ “On the Ballot” election coverage. Throughout the summer, KCPBS has provided ample coverage, including a Kansas Attorney General primary debate, while recent episodes of the Flatland show have explored the nuances of pivotal issues, including reproductive rights, recreational marijuana, how citizens can pursue ballot initiatives and more. Still ahead of election day, Haines will be moderating additional debates between candidates and Flatland will bring more online resources and in-depth coverage to the conversations.

This debate is sponsored by AARP Kansas.

For more information, visit Kansas City PBS’ “On the Ballot” webpage.

Located in the heart of Kansas City, MO, Kansas City PBS is a non-profit multimedia organization that has been serving the community since 1961. The PBS member station airs diverse content focused on civic affairs, science, food, drink, arts and culture on four television channels, including Channel 19.1, 19.2, 19.3 (Create) and 19.4, the 24-hour PBS kids channel. Channel 19.1 and 19.4 are also available to livestream online, with programming available on-demand in the PBS Video App and Kansas City PBS Passport, a member-benefit streaming service. Kansas City PBS serves students, caregivers and the local education community through free, online resources, workshops for parents and teachers, and annual conferences and events. It also owns and operates the local NPR music station, 90.9 The Bridge, providing nonprofit radio in a AAA format to listeners over the air and online streaming. Kansas City PBS’ nonprofit source for local journalism, Flatland produces multimedia reporting focused on civic affairs, arts and culture, food and drink, and education. For more information on Kansas City PBS or its wide variety of local and national content, visit www.kansascitypbs.org.