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Thursday, October 13, 2011

WRLC Debates in Las Vegas on CNN

Western States, Issues Take Center Stage for CNN, WRLC Debate

Anderson Cooper to Moderate the Oct. 18 Face-off among Eight Presidential Contenders in Las Vegas

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will moderate the Tuesday, Oct. 18 debate presented by CNN and the Western Republican Leadership Conference (WRLC). The debate, which will air live from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. (ET), will be broadcast from The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Voters from the 16 states and territories that make up the Western region of the United States will be in the audience and will have an opportunity to pose questions directly to the candidates. Nevada will be one of the first states to vote in the Republican presidential primary process in 2012, as chosen by the Republican National Committee.

The following eight presidential contenders will participate in the debate: Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, businessman Herman Cain, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

CNN’s live and on-location coverage surrounding the debate will begin with CNN Newsroom on Saturday, Oct. 15 and continue through American Morning on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Programming from Las Vegas will include anchors Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer, Erin Burnett, John King, T.J. Holmes, and Carol Costello. CNN political contributors and analysts also on hand in Las Vegas will include Gloria Borger, Ron Brownstein, Alex Castellanos, Ari Fleischer, David Gergen and Mary Matalin. (See full programming details below).
CNN en Español's Washington, D.C. anchor Juan Carlos López will host live analysis on that network before the debate starting at 7:45 p.m. (ET). At 8 p.m., CNN en Español will take the debate live with simultaneous interpretation followed by more analysis with CNN en Español's team of political contributors. The debate will also be carried live on CNN International.
Online, users can visit CNN’s Election Center and for all things political before, during and after the debate. On debate night, will live stream the event. In addition to questions posed by Cooper, CNN will solicit questions and comments submitted in real-time from, the CNN Politics fan page on Facebook and by using the #CNNDebate hashtag on Twitter. The Political Ticker will live-blog the debate and incorporate live comments generated from social networks directly on the Ticker. will also showcase commentary and analysis from CNN’s political contributors, and feature a post-debate camera live from the Spin Room. CNN iReport, the network’s global participatory news community, will be asking for submissions of reactions to the debate, some of which will be shown across and broadcast on CNN.

The following programs will originate live from Las Vegas, Nevada (All times Eastern):

Saturday, October 15
9 a.m. – Noon CNN Newsroom – with T.J. Holmes

Sunday, October 16
Live reports from T.J. Holmes throughout the day.

Monday, October 17
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. John King, USA
8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Anderson Cooper 360°

Tuesday, October 18
6 a.m. – 9 a.m. American Morning
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. John King, USA
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Erin Burnett OutFront
8 p.m. – 10 p.m. CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate
10 p.m. – 11 p.m. Anderson Cooper 360°
11 p.m. – 1 a.m. CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate (Replay)

Wednesday, October 19
2 a.m. – 4 a.m. CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate (Replay)
6 a.m. – 9 a.m. American Morning

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Anonymous said...

What a pathetic field of candidates. It's beyond my understanding why anyone would even take a second to consider voting for them, they are all horrible.

Anonymous said...

CNN's last debate had only 3 million viewers when MSNBC had more than 5 million, almost 6, and Fox did quite well when they anchored the Republican debate.
So now CNN is trying to lore viewers with AC acting as moderator.
Personally, if they had God moderating I wouldn't watch.
OK, maybe I would watch just to see
if God was male or female and how tall he really was.
(His height and gender has always been a concern of mine.)

Anonymous said...

I'll hold my nose and watch to see how Anderson handles the candidates. I hope he doesn't soft-ball them or allow them to spout out a bunch of lies and talking points and not call them on it. If there's anytime for Keeping Them Honest, this debate would be it.

Anonymous said...

Perry better bring it in this one, he seems to be falling with every debate! Its amazing how these things come and go. These candidates are just awful. Half of them are a joke, with one of their jokes now being in the top polls, which is Cain. Its pretty ridiculous. I'll be watching because sadly one of these clowns will be the next President.