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NBC10 BOSTON, TELEMUNDO BOSTON AND NECN TO MULTICAST ONE HOUR LONG LIVE U.S. DEMOCRATIC SENATE DEBATE

“RACE FOR THE SENATE”; A Decision 2020 DebateMarkey and Kennedy
The U.S. Senate Primary Debate between Senator Ed Markey and Challenger, U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy Will Broadcast on All 3 Stations and Stream on Station Websites

The Town-Hall Style Debate Airs LIVE on NBC10 and NECN - Sunday, July 26 from 7:00PM – 8:00PM EST

It will Re-Air on Telemundo Boston Sunday, July 26 at 11:00PM EST

Moderated by NBC10 Boston Morning News Anchor, Latoyia Edwards

NEEDHAM, MA July 10, 2020: NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston and NECN will host the first of 3 televised U.S. Senate democratic debates scheduled for Summer 2020. The debate with Senator Ed Markey and challenger, U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2020 from 7:00PM to 8:00PM from a secure and closed studio inside the NBCUniversal Boston Media Center - located at 189B Street, Needham, MA.

NBC10 Boston and NECN will broadcast the debate LIVE, while Telemundo Boston will air the debate later that same evening, Sunday, July 26 at 11:00PM EST.

“Our reach throughout New England benefits voters,” said Ben Dobson, Vice President of News for NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston and NECN. “With our 3 stations, 92% of the community are able to safely watch from a TV, mobile phone, or tablet. There is high interest in this particular race’s outcome and we are well positioned to deliver.”

The popular politicians are expected to address current issues important to citizens throughout the Commonwealth and beyond including: renewable energy, jobs and employment, systematic racism and effects and solutions of the pandemic on our community.

“Debates are a vital part of our democratic process and I look forward to having the chance to discuss my record and my vision for Massachusetts' future," says Senator Ed Markey. "From dismantling systemic racism in our society, to ensuring our small businesses and families have the relief they need to make it out of this pandemic, to helping to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease by 2025, I am excited to take the debate stage on July 26 and prepared to demonstrate to voters across Massachusetts that I am the progressive choice in this race."

"We’re at an unprecedented moment in this country's history,” said U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy. “Americans are walking hand and hand in our streets, demanding more from their government, leaders and neighbors. We're rebuilding our nation from a devastating global pandemic. Amidst all that, we have an extraordinary opportunity. This is the moment we can choose to build something better. Our recovery is going to be the work of a generation. And during this debate, I look forward to showing Massachusetts voters that I'm all in."

Due to the existing pandemic and public health guidelines, the debate format will be altered and strict guidelines enforced.

“We are taking every precaution inside the building to ensure everyone’s safety,” said Chris Wayland, President & General Manager of the NBCUniversal Boston Owned Properties & Regional Sports Networks. “Candidates will enter the building at staggered times with a limited number of staff allowed inside. The debate is closed to the public and will not have a live audience. Masks will be worn during the broadcast and social distancing guidelines will be maintained at all times for the well-being of the candidates and our employees.”

All 3 stations websites will stream the debate on their websites at NBC10Boston.com, NECN.com and TelemundoBoston.com as these political rivals race for the senate seat.

WHAT:

“Race for the Senate”: A Decision 2020 Debate - Markey and Kennedy NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston and NECN 1-Hour LIVE broadcast & stream.

WHO:

Senator Ed Markey and Challenger, U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy

WHEN:

LIVE Debate Broadcast: NBC10 Boston & NECN: Sunday, July 26, 2020; 7:00PM- 8:00PM (LIVE)

-Telemundo Boston: Sunday, July 26, 2020; 11:00PM (Recorded)

WHERE:

NBCUniversal Boston Media Center - 189B Street, Needham, MA.

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