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CBS 62, WWJ 950 Host Detroit Mayoral Debate Oct. 20

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Mike Duggan and Benny Napoleon appear in file photo. (WWJ/Pat Sweeting)

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SOUTHFIELD (CBS Detroit) CBS 62 is teaming with WWJ Newsradio 950 and the Michigan Chronicle to host the first televised debate between Detroit mayoral candidates Sheriff Benny Napoleon and former Detroit Medical Center CEO Mike Duggan.

The debate will be moderated by CBS 62′s “Michigan Matters” Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain. Joining her to pose questions will be WWJ Newsradio 950 morning anchor Tom Jordan, Michigan Chronicle Senior Editor Bankole Thompson and political pundit Cliff Russell.

The debate will air as a special hour-long “Michigan Matters” at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 right before “The NFL Today” and the Detroit Lions football game. It will be re-broadcast the following Sunday, October 27, at 5pm on WKBD-TV CW50, the CBS-owned CW network station in Detroit and will also be re-broadcast on national cable network C-SPAN at a time and date to be determined.

“CBS 62 is proud to continue its rich tradition of making an impact in metro Detroit by helping to bring the issues and candidates to more viewers and listeners in this critical election,” said Tom Canedo, vice president and general manager of CBS 62/CW50. “We are thrilled to partner with WWJ Newsradio 950 and the Michigan Chronicle in putting on this important debate.”

The general election will be held Tuesday, November 5.

WWJ Newsradio 950 will simulcast the debate as it airs Sunday, October 20 on CBS 62 and will rebroadcast it at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22.

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