Bielat, Kennedy Agree to Another TV Debate

Fox News will host the Oct. 24 discussion.

One more television debate has been added to the schedule for the Massachusetts Fourth Congressional District race. 

Boston.com reports that Joseph Kennedy III has agreed to meet his opponent Sean Bielat one more time. The debate will be held on Wednesday Oct. 24 and will air on Fox 25. 

After congressional candidate Kennedy agreed to debate his opponent Sean Bielat three times before the election, Bielat reported he was disappointed by the number of debates.

The first of the debates was broadcast on Sept. 30, and took place at the WCVB-TV 5 studios in Needham. Kennedy and Bielat are slated to face off in MassINC’s “American Dream” forum in Fall River tonight, Oct. 10, and at Wellesley College for a League of Women Voters debate on Oct. 15. 

In an  "I was very disappointed to see your press release today. Apparently, you have deemed that three debates are sufficient. You have insisted that none of the three be a live television or radio debate."

See the full story on Boston.com.

Bielat, who challenged Barney Frank for the congressional seat in 2010, will take questions from Patch readers on Thursday, Oct. 11 at noon in a live chat here on Needham Patch. Kennedy will answer reader questions on Friday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m.

BFOLEY October 11, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Can someone confirm that this televised debate won't occur duirng the daily blackout period which FOX Providence imposes on MA FOX viewers of Channel 25??? This would be a classic dodge by Kennedy if a large percentage of the district were blacked out from viewing the debate.


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