Updated at 3:47 p.m. with panelist info.
Tuesday night’s Town Hall Debate at Belmont University is providing us plenty of opportunities to bring you great election-issue special programming. As previously posted, John Seigenthaler hosts THE SOUTH AND THE PRESIDENT at 7:00 p.m. before our broadcast of the debate. After the debate at 11:00 p.m., we’ll be giving you IS UNCIVIL DISCOURSE SABOTAGING AMERICAN POLITICS?, which we’ll be taping this afternoon at Belmont. Presented by Gov. Bredesen and First Lady Andrea Conte, former Sen. Howard Baker, UT’s Baker Center for Public Policy, Belmont, the Tennessee Business Roundtable, and the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center, veteran journalist Bernard Shaw moderators a panel discussion on the increasingly uncivil nature of politics in America. With Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (former chairman of the Republican National Committee); Bill Nichols (Managing editor of Politico), Pat Schroeder (Former Democratic Congresswoman, currently president and CEO of the Association of American Publishers), Mark Whitaker (senior VP and Washington Bureau chief for NBC news).
Be sure to spend your Tuesday night here for all of our special election season programming and the NewsHour’s broadcast of the debate.