Fox News Teams Up With Google for GOP Debate in September


By Merrill Knox Comment

Fox News will tap into Google’s web technology to involve viewers in a jointly-hosted Republican presidential debate, slated for September 22 at 9 p.m.ET.

The debate will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando and will be moderated by “Special Report” anchor Bret Baier, with panel contributions from Chris Wallace and Megyn Kelly. Fox News will ask for question submissions via Google-owned YouTube, and viewers will be able to vote on the questions they want answered. The debate will also incorporate Google search trends and public data, “to help provide context to the questions and inform the debate throughout the evening,” according to the Fox News release.

The September 22 debate follows the ratings success of the last FNC Republican presidential debate, held in Ames, IA, on August 11.