MSNBC Slates January Presidential Debate


MSNBC will telecast a live debate among the Democratic
contenders for President on Jan. 29, 2004 at 7 p.m. (ET).

Candidates who have already accepted the invitation to debate include: Gov.
Howard Dean (Vt.), Sen. John Edwards (N.C.), Rep. Dick Gephardt (Mo.), Sen. Bob
Graham (Fla.), Sen. Joseph Lieberman (Conn.), and former U.S. Amb. and U.S. Sen.
Carol Moseley Braun (Ill.).

MSNBC citing his campaign said that Sen. John Kerry (Mass.) “is interested in
participating. “The campaigns of Rev. Al Sharpton and Rep. Dennis Kucinich have
yet to confirm.

The debate will be telecast live on MSNBC and will also be simulcast on NBC's
broadcast stations across South Carolina: WIS in Columbia; WCBD-TV in
Charleston; and WYFF in Greenville.

The South Carolina location for the debate will be announced at a later

The debate is being organized in cooperation with the South Carolina
Democratic Party and the South Carolina Young Democrats and will be produced by
NBC News for MSNBC.