The Tennessee Public Television Council (TPTC) and the League of Women Voters Memphis and Shelby County will tonight, Tuesday, May 25, offer voters a chance to hear from each of the four Republican candidates for Tennessee Governor. TN Gubernatorial Forum: Republican Edition will air live on NPT and across the state on public television stations from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. CT (8:00 – 9:30 p.m. ET) The public can send questions in now for the candidates at TNdecides@wkno.org. Some of the questions may be chosen to be used during the televised forum.
The forum will feature four panelists posing questions to all four Republican candidates: Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, Joe Kirkpatrick, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey, and U.S. Representative Zach Wamp. It will be moderated by Memphis Daily News publisher Eric Barnes. Mike WcWherter, Democrat, unopposed in the May primary, won by default. Therefore no Democratic forum is planned.
TN Gubernatorial Forum: Republican Edition will re-air Saturday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 30 at 2:30 p.m. on “The Tennessee Channel”. For those in Middle Tennessee, “The Tennessee Channel” airs on NPT2, available on Comcast Digital Cable channel 241, Charter Digital Cable channel 176 and over-the-air on channel 8.
The Tennessee Public Television Council is a coalition made up of the six public television stations in Tennessee. It was created to combine the efforts of the stations and strengthen the mission of public television throughout the state.