Montclair State University to Host Gubernatorial Debate Tuesday, October 15, 2013 and NJTV, New Jersey’s Public Television Network to Broadcast the Debate Live; Other Media to Rebroadcast

Media Contacts:

Suzanne Bronski, (973) 655-4334,

Debra Falk, (973) 233-8862,


Press RSVP Link:                

September 18, 2013 – MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair State University announced that the University will host the state’s second gubernatorial debate of the 2013 election season at the University’s Alexander Kasser Theater on Tuesday, October 15,2013 from  8-9:30pm ET (check local listings).  The debate between Governor Chris Christie and State Senator Barbara Buono will be broadcast statewide on NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network. The 90-minute debate broadcast, entitled NJDecides 2013: The New Jersey Gubernatorial Debate, will be moderated by NJ Today’s Managing Editor and Anchor Mike Schneider.

The debate will also will be simulcast in Spanish by Vme, the regional public television digital channel, and a Spanish translation also will be provided via SAP.  It will be rebroadcast by NJTV, THIRTEEN, and WWOR-TV in New York.

The debate will also be livestreamed on the websites of Montclair State University and NJTV. Check local listings on NJTV’s website: Join the discussion on the debate on Facebook and Twitter using hashtag #NJDecides.

A filing room for credentialed press will be available on campus at University Hall, within walking distance of the Kasser Theater where the debate will be held.  There, journalists will be able to watch the televised event and campaign representatives are expected to make themselves available to media available after the debate.

Media outlets wishing to cover the event in person must RSVP by Friday, October 4, 2013 by going to the following link: .   Debate broadcast guidelines for media outlet coverage is available online here.  A separate advisory with detailed instructions for attending and for interested press will also be sent out the week of September 23, 2013.                                                                                       

Space for the public to attend will be limited.  Details on how the public may obtain tickets to be announced soon.


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About Montclair State University

“Building on a distinguished 105-year history, Montclair State University is proud to be a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. The university’s six colleges and schools serve more than 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 300 majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs. Situated on a beautiful, 250-acre suburban campus just 14 miles from New York City, Montclair State combines the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a dynamic, sophisticated, and diverse academic environment.”


About NJTV

NJTV brings quality public television programs and resources to communities throughout New Jersey and its Tri-state neighbors, including acclaimed national PBS series like American Masters, Nature, Charlie Rose, and BBC World News America and state-focused news, arts and public affairs shows, including Reporters Roundtable with Michael Aron, One-on-One with Steve Adubato, Tales of the Jersey Shore, Due Process and State of the Arts. The network’s weeknight news broadcast, NJ Today with Mike Schneider, features stories from across the Garden State. NJTV complements its growing news staff by collaborating with state-wide media and higher education institutions, including Montclair State University. The network’s website, posts the latest local news, information and program schedules, and its Education section offers local educators free, classroom-ready, digital resources through VITALNJ.