**Programming Note: WBNS-10TV will be airing the Senatorial Debate between Senator Sherrod Brown and Treasure Josh Mandel tonight at 8 p.m.. Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men will air overnight tonight at 2:30 a.m.**
WBNS-10TV, in partnership with The Columbus Dispatch and Ohio Newspaper Organization (OHNO), will host a debate between Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown and Republican State Treasurer, Josh Mandel. Brown and Mandel are running for the United States Senate representing the state of Ohio.
Veteran 10TV Anchor Jerry Revish will moderate the one-hour debate, which will be held at the Jeffers Auditorium on the campus of Nationwide Insurance Headquarters in Columbus on Thursday, October 18 at 8 p.m.
In traditional question/answer format, the debate will include a panel of journalists from the Dispatch/OHNO media consortium.
WBNS-TV is working with the Ohio Association of Broadcasters to offer the debate to every local television station throughout the state of Ohio at no cost.
“As leading news organizations, 10TV and its media partners share a central mission: to inform and educate,” said President and General Manager Tom Griesdorn. “In these times of political and economic uncertainty, we recognize that the public’s need for information is greater than ever. With Ohio playing such a key role in this election, it’s our responsibility to provide a public service worthy of our great community and state. We’re proud to join together to make this important debate available to television viewers across the Buckeye State.”
WBNS-TV will also stream the debate live on 10tv.com and on dispatch.com
WBNS-10TV and The Columbus Dispatch are members of The Dispatch Broadcast Group, which also includes WBNS-AM/FM, Radio Sound Network in Columbus, Ohio; WTHR-TV and WALV-LP in Indianapolis, Indiana; Dispatch Interactive Television in Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Ohio Newspaper Organization includes The Columbus Dispatch, the Plain Dealer (Cleveland), The Blade (Toledo), the Dayton Daily News, the Akron Beacon Journal, the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Canton Repository and the Youngstown Vindicator.