ABC News and WMUR to Host Primetime GOP Presidential Debate in New Hampshire on Saturday January 7, 2012

By David Ford

Nov 2, 2011 12:30pm

**Note: Debate originally announced on October 17 without date.

ABC’s Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos to Moderate Debate from Saint Anselm College with WMUR Anchor Josh McElveen Just Three Days Before “the First in the Nation” Primary

Debate to Air in Primetime at 9:00 PM/ET on the ABC Television Network; Excerpted Debate to Re-Air Sunday, January 8 on “This Week with Christiane Amanpour”

On Saturday, January 7, 2012 ABC News and WMUR-TV, ABC’s Hearst-owned affiliate in Manchester, NH, are joining forces to host a Republican presidential candidate debate in New Hampshire just days before the Granite State’s first in the nation primary — a critical moment in the Republican nomination process. It will be the only broadcast network debate in primetime before the primary and air from 9:00-11:00pm/ET from Saint Anselm College. The debate will air live nationally on the ABC Television Network and locally on WMUR-TV and will be moderated by ABC’s Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos; they will be joined by WMUR-TV anchor Josh McElveen.

The debate will also stream on ABCNEWS.com and WMUR.com. ABC News Radio, the nation’s largest commercial radio news organization, will carry it live on its stations. ABC News will re-air an excerpted version of the debate on Sunday, January 8 on “This Week with Christiane Amanpour.”

For more details on the debate, you can view the October 17 debate announcement here.

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