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Democratic Gubernatorial Debate Announced

The leading Democratic primary candidates in the race for Texas governor will convene in Fort Worth for the live broadcast of The Texas Debates: Race for Governor on Monday, February 8, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

The one-hour debate featuring former Houston Mayor Bill White and Texas businessman Farouk Shami will originate from the CBS 11/TXA 21 studios, 5233 Bridge Street in Fort Worth, Texas. The program will be made available at no cost to public and commercial radio and televisions statewide as a public service courtesy of the Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB). The debate will air live with no breaks.

The Texas Debates is produced by KERA in partnership with CBS 11 (KTVT-TV) and TXA 21 (KTXA-TV), Star-Telegram, KUVN Univisión 23, The Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB), Texas State Network and the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas.

Stations have the option of taking the broadcast live or delaying it. The broadcast will be available in English and Spanish and will be closed captioned. The broadcast can be heard in Spanish on the SAP channel of the debate feed. Real-time translation and closed captioning are also provided by TAB, a service it has contributed for broadcast debates of statewide candidates since 1998. More information about the The Texas Debates is available at www.texasdebates.org.

The Texas Debates are made possible, in part, by AARP.

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