Amid Scrutiny, Sioux City’s KTIV Changes Debate Format

By Andrew Gauthier 

Sioux City Journal

Under intense pressure from Iowa politicians and other members of the media, Sioux City NBC affiliate KTIV has changed its coverage plans for Wednesday’s first Republican gubernatorial debate. However, the public and other members of the media are still barred from attending the event.

KTIV and the three Republican candidates for governor in Iowa came under increased scrutiny Thursday for agreeing to take part in a debate that is closed to the press and the public.


KTIV was selected to host the first of three debates the candidates agreed to participate in leading up to the June 8 GOP primary. More…