La Opinion and KPCC To Tagteam On Boxer/Fiorina Debate

KPCC’s Patt Morrison and La Opinion Metro Editor Gabriel Lerner will co-host a debate between US Senator Barbara Boxer and her opponent Carly Fiorina on Morrison’s show later this September. The debate is scheduled to last an hour. Boxer and Fiorina are, miraculously, in a dead heat in the polls–so this debate could be a pivotal moment in both their campaigns.

Press release after the jump:

Los Angeles, CA (September 9, 2010) — La Opinion, the leading Spanish-language newspaper in the US, and 89.3 KPCC (Southern California Public Radio) will co-host a debate between incumbent US Senator Barbara Boxer (Democrat) and her Republican challenger Carly Fiorina on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 from 1:00 — 2:00 PM, as part of KPCC’s daily Patt Morrison program.

The Boxer/Fiorina debate comes as polls show a tight race. La Opinion and KPCC are proud to bring this debate to California voters, giving them an opportunity to explore the candidates’ views on a wide range of topics, including the economy, immigration, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The sixty-minute debate will originate at the KPCC studios in Pasadena, and will be moderated by KPCC’s Patt Morrison and La Opinion’s Metro Editor, Gabriel Lerner. The debate will be broadcast live on 89.3 KPCC as well as on other public radio stations around the state. La Opinión and KPCC will provide mobile web users with updates throughout the debate, which will also be streamed live and archived for later access on both and

Following the debate, La Opinion will provide in-depth analysis in both their online and print editions. KPCC will provide ongoing reaction and analysis to the debate from listeners and political observers both on-air and online.

Bill Davis, President and CEO of Southern California Public Radio, said, “We’re very excited to work with La Opinion and bring this debate coverage to English and Spanish speaking voters in California. It’s a great opportunity for our two news organizations to work together on the kind of in-depth news coverage our readers and listeners expect from us both.”

“This election is of vital importance to the people of California,” said Pedro Rojas, Executive Editor of La Opinion. “People have always turned to us for political coverage from the Latino perspective. Offering access to the debate to our community through a variety of platforms ensures that the maximum number of people will be informed and able to participate.”