NBC NEWS, NATIONAL JOURNAL, ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, AND FLORIDA COUNCIL OF 100 DEBATE TO TAKE PLACE MONDAY, JANUARY 23 AT UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
YORK – October 24, 2011 – NBC News, National Journal, The St.
Petersburg Times, and the Florida Council of 100 today confirmed new
details for their previously announced Republican presidential primary
The jointly sponsored debate, first announced in April, will be held on Monday, January 23rd at the University of South Florida in Tampa and will air live on NBC. Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of “NBC Nightly News” and “Rock Center,” will moderate the debate along with a panel of representatives from National Journal and the St. Petersburg Times.
This will be the first weekday primetime airing of a primary debate on a broadcast network in the 2012 election cycle. The event will also stream live on msnbc.com, nationaljournal.com, and tampabay.com. Telemundo will broadcast the debate in its entirety with simultaneous Spanish-language translation.
This will be the third primary debate hosted by NBC News and the second NBC debate to air on the broadcast network. The NBC News Facebook Debate on “Meet the Press,” moderated by David Gregory, will take place the Sunday before the New Hampshire primary and air as a special edition of “Meet the Press.”