Edward Markey (D) and Kevin O'Connor (R) debate will live across digital, broadcast and social media platforms
BOSTON (September 11, 2020) – GBH News will host a 2020 U.S. Senate Debate between U.S. Senator Edward Markey and Republican challenger Kevin O’Connor on Monday, October 5 at 7 p.m. at the GBH Brighton Studio. The hour-long debate will be moderated by Boston Public Radio hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan, following social distancing guidelines. The debate will be available throughout Massachusetts on GBH platforms including GBH 89.7, GBH 2, GBH.org/news, the GBH News Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts, and also will be carried by GBH sister stations NEPM television and radio in Western Massachusetts and CAI on the Cape and Islands.

“Massachusetts voters need to hear directly from political candidates in order to make informed decisions at the ballot box,” said Pam Johnston, GBH General Manager for News. “GBH’s multiplatform reach through our digital, television and radio channels and close alliances with public media stations from the Berkshires to Cape Cod, allows us to invite the entire Commonwealth to this essential forum for civil, civic discussion.”

About GBH News
GBH News is among the fastest-growing local news providers in Greater Boston and draws on the talent of a multiplatform newsroom that includes GBH 89.7, Boston’s Local NPR, television and digital reporting. The GBH newsroom continues to invest in substantive local coverage and has established dedicated desks for higher education, politics, innovation and investigations as well as unique partnerships to expand on that commitment, including with WNYC’s The Takeaway, The World from PRX and The GroundTruth Project. GBH News partners with CAI, the Cape and Islands NPR station, and New England Public Media in western Massachusetts to connect the Commonwealth with trusted journalism. GBH News maintains bureaus at the Massachusetts State House; Dorchester, Boston’s largest neighborhood; and Worcester.

About GBH
GBH is the leading multiplatform creator for public media in America. As the largest producer of content for PBS and partner to NPR and PRX, GBH delivers compelling experiences, stories and information to audiences wherever they are. GBH produces digital and broadcast programming that engages, illuminates and inspires, through drama and science, history, arts, culture and journalism. GBH is the creator of such signature programs as MASTERPIECE, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, FRONTLINE, NOVA, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and Arthur and Molly of Denali, as well as GBH WORLD, a catalog of streaming series, podcasts and on-demand video. With studios and a newsroom headquartered in Boston, GBH reaches across New England with GBH 89.7, Boston’s Local NPR®; CRB Classical 99.5; and CAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® station. Dedicated to making media accessible to and representative of our diverse culture, GBH is a pioneer in delivering media to audience members who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired. With PBS LearningMedia, GBH creates curriculum-based digital content for educators nationwide. GBH’s local programming includes Boston Public Radio, Greater Boston, Stories from the Stage, Open Studio with Jared Bowen, Basic Black and High School Quiz Show. GBH has been recognized with hundreds of the nation’s premier broadcast, digital and journalism awards.