WHYY will record a debate between U.S. Senate candidates Chris Coons and Christine O'Donnell Wednesday, Oct. 20, and will televise it on the following days.


WHYY-TV will broadcast a special election debate pitting U.S. Senate candidates Democrat Chris Coons against Republican Christine O’Donnell in its Wilmington, Del., studio Wednesday, Oct. 20.
 
The debate, which will be held from 8 to 9 a.m., will be recorded for broadcast on WHYY-TV at 7 p.m. that night. The debate will be rebroadcast at 5 and 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, and 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, on WHYY-TV and at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, and 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, on WHYY-TV’s Y Info channel.
 
The debate will also be available at WHYY.org/video shortly after the first broadcast.
 
The debate will be moderated by Bill Cook, reporter for WHYY’s First, and Kerry Grens, senior reporter on WHYY’s Health and Science Desk.
 
WHYY has hosted three voter forums in which Delaware residents have engaged in commentary on issues important to them in the upcoming election. In a mixed group ranging from Tea Party activists to liberal advocates, voters worked civilly together to identify the issues they most want the candidates to address and framed questions about those issues. Some of those voters will have an opportunity to ask their questions directly. Their input will inform all the questions asked at the debate.