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Vermont PBS Instills Value In Civil Discourse Through 10-Part Gubernatorial Forum and Debate Series

Vermont PBS makes it their mission to keep citizens up-to-date on all political happenings from local debates to national conventions. The station’s current 10-part Gubernatorial Forum and Debate series ensures that the people of Vermont have access to balanced, unbiased election coverage on discussions with the Vermont Republican and Democratic primaries candidates for governor, candidates for lieutenant governor, and candidates for U.S. House and U.S. Senate. Through this program, Vermont PBS’s audience is duly informed about candidates’ stances on important local and national issues such as community health, education, senior issues and climate change.

The Gubernatorial Forum and Debate program emphasizes the vital role that civil discourse and open communication plays in the democratic process. Because all legal candidates who are on the ballot are invited to participate in these discussions, each of Vermont’s potential representatives can have their voice heard. This enables the candidates to engage on a deeper level with the public and instills a sense of importance in traditional, core democratic values.

Vermont citizens can find all 10 debates and forums available live on air and online at Vermont PBS.

Vermont PBS’s Gubernatorial Forum on Community Health aired June 27, 2016. Major party primary candidates for governor of Vermont discussed key issues about how resources can best be directed to strengthen and sustain home and community based services. To watch this forum, check out the video posted below.


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