PBS39 to Host, Broadcast Live Northampton District Attorney Debate

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This debate, featuring the candidates running for Northampton County District Attorney, will air on PBS39 at 7 p.m. on September 23.

Bethlehem, PA. – September 19, 2019 – On Monday, September 23, PBS39 and The Morning Call will host a live debate featuring the candidates running for Northampton County District Attorney. This debate is part of PBS39’s Who Will Lead? series, which will continue through the November 2020 election cycle.

PBS39 Host Monica Evans will moderate this debate alongside Professor of Political Science and Director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion, Dr. Christopher Borick and reporter for The Morning Call, Nicole Radzievich. This live debate will feature candidates Terry Houck (D) and Tom Carroll (R).

“At PBS39 it is our privilege and duty to educate and inform citizens,” Tim Fallon, Chief Executive Officer at PBS39 said. “We are proud to present this series of debates throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley.”

This free event is open to the public and will take place at the PPL Public Media Center at PBS39 on the SteelStacks campus in Bethlehem, PA. Visit PBS39.org/WhoWillLead to reserve a seat in our audience. Doors will open at 6, an hour prior to the live broadcast.

Watch live coverage beginning at 7 p.m. on PBS39/WLVT and on PBS39’s Facebook page. Visit PBS39’s program guide to find the correct channel number for your over the air, cable or satellite provider. PBS39, in partnership with The Morning Call, will also broadcast an Easton mayoral debate on Monday, October 7 and an Allentown mayoral debate on Monday, October 14.

About Monica Evans
PBS39 Executive Producer and Host Monica Evans has more than three decades of broadcast experience. Before joining the team at PBS39, Evans spent 11 years as a senior reporter for the FOX affiliate in Kansas City, Missouri. Previously, she worked as a court and crime reporter for the ABC affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts, an arts and entertainment reporter for the FOX affiliate in Hartford, Connecticut and a talk show host/producer for the NBC affiliate in Hartford. Evans has a bachelor’s degree in communications and journalism from Central Connecticut State University.

About Nicole Radzievich
Nicole Radzievich covers Bethlehem and Bethlehem Township for The Morning Call. She is originally from the coal region (Pottsville) and left to go to school at Penn State. She graduated with degrees in political science and journalism and completed an international communications program at the University of Manchester, U.K. She previously worked at The Express-Times.

About Dr. Christopher Borick
Dr. Christopher Borick, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion, is a nationally recognized public opinion researcher who has conducted more than 300 large-scale public opinion surveys. The results of these surveys have appeared in numerous publications including Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post. Borick has also provided analysis for the BBC, National Public Radio, PBS, MSNBC, CBS News and NBC Nightly News. Borick earned his undergraduate degree at Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree from East Stroudsburg University. He completed his doctoral work at The State University of New York at Binghamton in the area of public policy analysis.

About PBS39
PBS39 acts as the catalyst to promote civic engagement, and to fulfill the regional needs of the Greater Lehigh Valley through its dynamic communication platforms and resources. PBS39 Reporter Corps® journalists are embedded in the ten counties that make up the Greater Lehigh Valley. The PBS39 Reporter Corps® creates community-focused content for PBS39 News Tonight and for the PBS39 digital platform. PBS39 and the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley are partnering to fund and fulfill the regional literacy initiative Lehigh Valley Reads. This campaign is working to ensure all Lehigh Valley students read on grade level by the end of third grade by 2025. Battling Opioids: A Project of Pennsylvania Public Media is a collaborative, multi-media, effort undertaken by all seven PA Public Media stations. This initiative uses public media’s combined resources of TV, radio, online, social, digital, and community outreach events for one common good – to save lives. PBS39, part of Greater Lehigh Valley Public Media, is a community-owned public media station serving eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PBS39 is licensed in Allentown to the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. For more information, visit PBS39.org.


Information provided to TVL by:
Nicole Harrell
Public Relations/Promotions Manager, PBS39