WVIK features special programs during the run-up to the general election

October  02, 2012

WVIK is airing a series of debates & candidate interviews before the November 6th general election. NPR's coverage of the presidential and vice presidential debates will include expert analysis. WVIK News Director, Herb Trix will be one of the panelists for the congressional debate. And WVIK will air candidate interviews from "The Cities," which is produced by WQPT, the Quad Cities public television station.

Debates (all at 8 p.m. Central Time)

Oct. 3 (NPR)

Presidential debate on domestic policy including the economy, health care, the role of government and governing, Denver: President Barack Obama (D) and Gov. Mitt Romney (R)

Oct. 11 (NPR)

Vice presidential debate on domestic and foreign policy, Danville, Ky.: Vice President Joe Biden (D) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R)

Oct. 16 (NPR)

Presidential debate with a town meeting format on foreign and domestic policy, Hempstead, N.Y.

Oct. 22 (NPR)

Presidential debate on foreign policy, Boca Raton, Fla.

Oct. 25 (WTVP via WQPT)

Illinois 17th District congressional debate, Peoria, Ill.: Rep. Bobby Schilling (R) and Cheri Bustos (D)


Candidate interviews from WQPT's "The Cities" (all on Fridays at 7 p.m.)

Oct. 5

Illinois House District 71: Rep. Rich Morthland (R) and Mike Smiddy (D)

Oct. 12

Iowa 42nd Senate District: Sen. Shawn Hammerlinck (R) and Chris Brase (D)

Oct. 19

Illinois 17th District Rep. Bobby Schilling (R) (An interview with Cheri Bustos (D) aired on Sept. 28.)

Oct. 26

Illinois Senate 36th District: Bill Albracht (R) 


This schedule may change. Archives of "The Cities" are located on WQPT's web site