On Friday, February 15 at 6:00pm, BronxNet will televise live, a debate between candidates for New York City Public Advocate, at the Lovinger Theater at Lehman College. BronxNet’s BronxTalk host Gary Axelbank will moderate and Lehman College President José Luis Cruz will present opening remarks. The debate will be open to members of the public who want to attend and be part of the theater/studio audience. BronxNet is producing the debate in partnership with the League of Women Voters of New York.
In addition to the live broadcast, the program will be rebroadcast Sunday 2/17 at 11:00am, Monday 2/18 at 9:00pm, Wednesday 2/20 at 9:00am, Friday 2/22 at 9:00pm and Sunday 2/24 at 11:00am on Channel 33-Fios and 67-Optimum, with simultaneous webcasts at www.bronxnet.org.
“BronxNet is proud to partner with the League of Women Voters of New York to host this important debate from the stages of Lehman College. Our voter literacy programs, debates and other civic programs empower voters and keep our viewers informed about issues that affect their lives,” said BronxNet Executive Director Michael Max Knobbe.
Candidates confirmed to participate (as of 2/14 at 12:00 noon) are Michael Blake, Dawn Smalls, Anthony Herbert, Jared Rich, Ron Kim, Ydanis Rodriguez, David Eisenbach, Rafael Espinal, Nomiki Konst and Ben Yee.
BronxNet is the independent not-for-profit organization serving the people of the Bronx with media production training, access to technology, and television channels. BronxNet programs six channels – 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38 on the Verizon Fios system and six channels – 67, 68, 69, 70, 951 and 952 – on the Optimum system in the Bronx. BronxNet’s ultra-local programming helps connect the Bronx with the world while our training programs and partnerships are a part of community development through media. For more information visit: www.bronxnet.org.