CNN May Keep it to Three for Monday’s Dem Debate

By Chris Ariens 

As part of day-long coverage related to issues of race in America, CNN will present a Democratic candidate debate in Myrtle Beach, SC this Monday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day. So far three candidates have met the criteria to attend: Sen. Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and Sen. Barack Obama. A CNN insider tells TVNewser, “it still remains possible” for Rep. Dennis Kucinich to meet the criteria of having 5% support in national polls.

The two-hour debate, in partnership with the Congressional Black Caucus Institute, will be moderated by Wolf Blitzer. CNN correspondents Joe Johns and Suzanne Malveaux will also question the candidates.

Anderson Cooper will anchor a post-debate wrap up at 10pmET then at 11pmET there will be an AC360 special hosted by Cooper and Soledad O’Brien called, “Race & Politics: America Votes 2008.”