Release Date: Fri, Mar 11, 2016

Wisconsin Supreme Court Debate To Be Broadcast Statewide March 18

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Christine Sloan-Miller, WPT executive producer, [email protected], 608-263-7124
Rick Reyer, WPR Central Regional Manager, [email protected], 715-261-6391
Erik Ernst, WPT promotion manager, [email protected], 608-265-3853
Wisconsin Supreme Court Debate To Be Broadcast Statewide March 18
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates Rebecca Bradley and JoAnne Kloppenburg will discuss issues central for their run for a seat on the state's highest court in a debate that be will be broadcast statewide 7 p.m. Friday, March 18.
Live from the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, the 2016 State Supreme Court Debate will be broadcast on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) and Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR), and streamed online at and The debate is presented by the partnership of Wisconsin Public Television, Wisconsin Public Radio and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The debate will occur less than two weeks before the April 5 general election that will decide whether the incumbent Bradley or challenger Kloppenburg will win a 10-year term on the Supreme Court.
WPT's Frederica Freyberg and WPR's Shawn Johnson will moderate the debate.
Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Janine Geske and UW-Madison School of Journalism Professor Michael Wagner will participate in a live online chat at during the debate for viewers to weigh in and share their thoughts on the candidates' performance. The 2016 State Supreme Court Debate is part of the partnerships' yearlong 2016 election coverage.
WPT is a service of the Educational Communications Board and University of Wisconsin-Extension.
Wisconsin Public Television is a place to grow through learning on WHA-TV, Madison; WPNE-TV, Green Bay; WHRM-TV, Wausau; WLEF-TV, Park Falls; WHLA- TV, La Crosse; and WHWC-TV, Menomonie-Eau Claire.

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