For Release: 2012-09-24 13:24:00Beginning in October, KET continues its longstanding tradition of providing viewers statewide with the opportunity to hear directly from candidates in political races. Candidates in November’s races have been invited to appear on Kentucky Tonight, with host Bill Goodman, in the weeks leading up to Election Day 2012. The Kentucky Tonight programs featuring candidate discussions air Mondays, Oct. 1 – 29 at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET. The programs will also stream live and be archived online at ket.org. The invited candidates and schedules are: October 1: This program is divided into two parts.
Topic: 2nd Congressional District
Craig R. Astor, Libertarian Party
S. Brett Guthrie, Republican Party
David Lynn Williams, Democratic Party Topic: 5th Congressional District
Harold “Hal” Rogers, Republican Party
Kenneth S. Stepp, Democratic Party October 8: 1st Congressional District
Charles Kendall Hatchett, Democratic Party
Edward Whitfield, Republican Party October 15: 3rd Congressional District
Robert L. DeVore Jr., independent
Brooks Wicker, Republican Party
John A. Yarmuth, Democratic Party October 22: 4th Congressional District
William R. "Bill" Adkins, Democratic Party
Thomas Massie, Republican Party October 29: 6th Congressional District
Andy Barr, Republican Party
Ben Chandler, Democratic Party An integral part of the Kentucky Tonight series, viewer participation is welcomed and encouraged. Viewers with questions for the candidates may send e-mail, including name and town or county, to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the online message form at ket.org/kentuckytonight. The phone number for viewer calls during the program is 800-494-7605. Viewers may also send questions to Goodman on Twitter at @BillKET or use hashtag #kytonight. KET will broadcast PBS NewsHour coverage of results and analysis on election night, along with updates from the KET studios of Kentucky congressional races on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Kentucky Tonight is a KET production, produced by Deidre Clark. Goodman is host and managing editor. More information about KET programming and education services, as well as how to support KET, can be found at ket.org.
Contact: Abby Malik
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