NJ Decides 2012: Kyrillos/Menendez Debate for U.S. Senate Live Broadcast Thursday, October 4 at 8pm

North Jersey – The Record and Herald News, publications of North Jersey Media Group, in partnership with Montclair State University, are cosponsoring a debate between the two major-party candidates, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and NJ Sen. Joe Kyrillos (R – Monmouth), on Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. at Montclair State University in Montclair.

The debate between the incumbent Menendez, who is seeking a second term, and Kyrillos, who has served in the NJ Senate for two decades, will shed light on issues and challenges facing New Jersey residents.  The candidates are battling for the U.S. Senate seat in the Nov. 6 General Election.

NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, will televise the hour-long debate live beginning at 8 p.m. Check local listings on NJTV’s website: https://www.njtvonline.org/about/where-to-watch/.

Mike Schneider, Managing Editor and Anchor of NJTV’s news program NJ Today, will moderate the debate. Panelists will include Brigid Callahan Harrison, Professor of Political Science and Law at Montclair State University and frequent political commentator; Alfred P. Doblin, Editorial Page Editor of The Record and Herald News, Herb Jackson, Washington correspondent for The Record, Michael Aron, Chief Political Correspondent for NJTV and Doug Doyle, News Director of WBGO-FM.

The debate will be held on the campus of Montclair State University at the John J. Cali School of Music, Leshowitz Recital Hall, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair. Attendees must arrive by 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Registration is being accepted at NorthJersey.com/debate.

Media outlets wishing to cover the event in person must RSVP in advance by calling 973-569-7555 Debate broadcast guidelines for media outlets posted here.

The debate will also be live-streamed on njtvonline.org.

To follow or join the discussion on the debate on Twitter, use hashtag #NJDebate.


About The Record and North Jersey Media Group

The Record is the premier, award-winning daily newspaper for northern New Jersey and the center of the extensive local news-gathering operations of North Jersey Media Group. The company also publishes the Herald News, more than 40 community newspapers and a family of glossy magazines, including the popular (201) Magazine, Bergen County’s only monthly magazine, and (201) Family. All of the publications contribute breaking news, features, columns and local information to www.NorthJersey.com, the comprehensive website essential to area residents. In 2011 the company launched Bergen.com, showcasing the people, places and events that make Bergen County, New Jersey, unique.

About Montclair State University Montclair State University offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs to a highly diverse population of 18,500 students in an expansive university setting that focuses on student learning and success. For more information, visit montclair.edu

About NJTV

NJTV brings quality public television programs and resources to communities throughout New Jersey and its Tri-state neighbors. NJTV’s broadcast schedule combines acclaimed national PBS series like American Masters, Nature, Charlie Rose, and BBC World News America with an array of state-focused news, arts and public affairs shows, including Reporters Roundtable with Michael Aron, One-on-One with Steve Adubato, Perspectives, Caucus New Jersey, Due Process and State of the Arts. The station’s week-nightly news broadcast, NJ Today, features stories from across the Garden State. NJTV complements its growing news staff by partnering with state-wide media and higher education institutions. The network actively solicits viewer news tips, story ideas and feedback, along with locally-produced film shorts and long-form documentaries, making New Jerseyans part of the network’s editorial team. The network’s website, www.njtvonline.org posts the latest local news, information and program schedules, and its Education section offers local educators free, classroom-ready, digital resources through VITAL NJ.