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KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy will host a gubernatorial debate on Oct. 7 in partnership with WBIR-TV Channel 10.

The debate will begin at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7 in the Cox Auditorium of Alumni Memorial Hall.

Republican Nominee Bill Haslam and Democratic Nominee Mike McWherter have accepted invitations.

WBIR will broadcast the event live, and several other stations across the state will join in a simulcast.

The Baker Center is a public policy institute integrating research, education, public programming and archives. It develops programs and promotes research to further the public’s knowledge of our system of governance and to highlight the critical importance of public service, a hallmark of Sen. Baker’s career.

C O N T A C T :

Karen Simsen (865-974-5186,