MOLINE, ILLINOIS - WQPT, Quad Cities PBS will tape a debate between the candidates for the 17th Congressional District to air on Wednesday, October 27th at 7:00 p.m. and will repeat at midnight.


Representatives for each of the candidates met at the WQPT offices on October 21st to finalize plans for the taping.  The debate will be taped on Tuesday afternoon at Fusion Communications and the debate will air the following day in order to not interrupt "God in America" a multi-series program airing Tuesday evening on WQPT.


The hour-long debate will be moderated by Jim Mertens, news anchor for WQAD.  Mr. Mertens will be the host of a new public affairs program on WQPT titled "The Cities," that will begin airing on November 25th at 6:30 p.m.


WQPT has been receiving questions from the public through their website.




WQPT is a media service of Western Illinois University.

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