PBS, Politico Will Reportedly Co-Host the Sixth Democratic Presidential Primary Debate

By A.J. Katz Comment

The sixth televised debate of the 2020 presidential election cycle will reportedly return to broadcast television. Public broadcast television, that is.

NBC’s Dylan Byers reports that the aforementioned primary debate will be co-hosted by PBS and Politico and take place in Los Angeles in mid-December.

We have reached out to PBS NewsHour for comment on NBC’s report and have yet to receive a response.

Mid-December would seem to line up with prior remarks made by Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez that the party wanted to host 12 debates — six in 2019 and six in 2020, with the final one taking place in April 2020.

The fifth Democratic primary debate, co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post, takes place on Nov. 20 in Georgia. If NBC reporting is indeed correct, holding two debates in less than one month seems like a bold move, especially considering there has been more than a one month gap in between previous 2020 primary debates.

More to come…