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TV and radio media partners to host St. Louis County Executive Democratic Primary debate

The debate will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 22 at Nine Network’s studio in St. Louis and simulcast on all three networks.
Credit: 5 On Your Side/St. Louis Public Radio/Nine Network

ST. LOUIS — 5 On Your Side, Nine Network, and St. Louis Public Radio are again partnering to host an hour-long St. Louis County Executive Democratic Primary debate between Jake Zimmerman, Mark Mantovani, Jamie Tolliver and incumbent Sam Page.

The debate will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 22 at Nine Network’s studio in St. Louis and simulcast on all three networks.

5 On Your Side Political Editor Casey Nolen, St. Louis Public Radio Political Reporter Jason Rosenbaum, and Nine Network’s Ruth Ezell will moderate the debate, which will not have a studio audience due to COVID-19 restrictions. Ezell will facilitate and serve as the audience correspondent, curating questions for the participants through social media.

About 5 On Your Side
5 On Your Side is the NBC affiliate in St. Louis, Missouri and has been a leader in local news, information, and community involvement for more than seven decades. 5 On Your Side is owned by TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), an innovative media company that owns and operates 62 television stations in 51 markets. To learn more about 5 On Your Side, please visit http://www.KSDK.com.

About Nine Network
The Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. One of the nation’s most watched public television stations, Nine Network offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world and become engaged in civic life. Nine’s platforms include four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine PBS KIDS), the Nine Center for Public Engagement, the Public Media Commons, social media, and nineNet.org. Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our vision of a strong and healthy community working together through public media and our mission of igniting the spirit of possibility.

About St. Louis Public Radio
St. Louis Public Radio is an award-winning news organization and NPR-member station, providing in-depth news, insightful discussion and entertaining programs to more than half-a-million people per month on air and online. With a large, St. Louis-based newsroom and reporters stationed in Jefferson City and Rolla, Missouri, and Belleville, Illinois, the station’s journalists find and tell important stories about communities across the region and help people to become deeply informed about the issues that affect their lives. Broadcasting on 90.7 KWMU FM in St. Louis, 90.3 WQUB in Quincy, Illinois, 88.5 KMST in Rolla and 96.3 K242AN in Lebanon, Missouri, and sharing news and music online at stlpublicradio.org, St. Louis Public Radio is a member-supported service of the University of Missouri - St. Louis.

For more information contact:
Alicia Elsner 314-444-5256, 5 On Your Side
Amy Shaw, 314-808-1045, Nine Network of Public Media
Madalyn Painter, 314-516-6617, St. Louis Public Radio

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