JOHNSTON, IOWA (August 24, 2022) — Iowa PBS will hold an Iowa Press debate for the US Senate race on Thursday, October 6, at Iowa PBS studios in Johnston. The hour-long debate will begin at 7PM. The program will air live on statewide Iowa PBS and be streamed on iowapbs.org, YouTube, and Facebook.
Candidates US Senator Chuck Grassley (R-New Hartford, IA) and retired Navy admiral Mike Franken (D-Sioux City, IA) will answer questions from reporters and discuss their platforms, concerns, and future plans. Kay Henderson, host of Iowa Press, will moderate the debate. Henderson will be joined by Erin Murphy, political reporter for The Cedar Rapids Gazette, and political editor Brianne Pfannenstiel of The Des Moines Register. There will be no studio audience during the debate.
Spanish translations will be available for Iowa Press Debates: US Senate via SAP. Episodes with Spanish audio and subtitles will be available on demand on iowapbs.org and YouTube.
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