Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Houston mayoral debate tonight

Starting in about an hour. You can livestream it at this link, or at this one and follow the Tweet-stream of the Chron's Kiah Collier.  I'll update this post with some thoughts during and after.

6:25 p.m.: All mayoral candidates were invited to participate tonight, but a couple are not.  Scheduled to appear, in alphabetical order, are Don Cook, Eric Dick,  Keryl Douglas, Charyl Drab, Michael Fitzsimmons, and of course Ben Hall and Annise Parker.

6:30 p.m.: Also showing immediately after the debate on KUHT (PBS Channel 8 is televising it, if you don't want to be cluttered up with all this new and social media) is the Frontline documentary on the NFL's concussion controversy, "League of Denial".

6:35 p.m.: The Twitter hashtag for tonight appears to be the the generic #HouNews. #HouVote

6:45 p.m.: Longtime Houston network anchor -- and host of Channel 8's political show, 'Red, White and Blue' -- Linda Lorelle will serve as moderator for the debate.  Asking the questions are Laurie Johnson of public radio's KUHF, Mike Morris of the Houston Chronicle, Doug Miller of KHOU and Pedro Rojas of Univision.

6:55 p.m.: Doug Miller's Tweet has a picture of six candidates in place just before the start. Left to right it looks like Douglas, Fitzsimmons, Dick, Hall, Parker, and Cook.

Follow my Tweet feed at the right, as I make notes for blogging later.

9:00 p.m.: Well, that was brutal. Tune in later for some perspective, because after the last two hours... I got nothin'. (Until tomorrow morning, that is.)

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