Hartford Courant And FOX CT Present: The 2010 U.S. Senate Debates

Hartford, CT - The Hartford Courant and FOX CT, in partnership with the University of Hartford, will host two U.S. Senate debates in early March at the university's Lincoln Theater, located at 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford. The Democrats and Republicans will each have the opportunity to discuss and answer questions on the topics of health care, the economy and foreign affairs. The debates are scheduled for March 1 and 2 from 6:45 to 8 p.m. and will be broadcast live on FOX CT. Due to the live broadcast, the doors will close promptly at 6:45 p.m.

On Monday, March 1, Courant columnist Tom Condon will moderate as Democrats Merrick Alpert and Richard Blumenthal square off. The following evening, Tuesday, March 2, FOX CT anchor Brent Hardin moderates the Republican meeting between Linda McMahon, Peter Schiff and Rob Simmons.

The public is being asked to submit questions prior to the debates on the discussion points of health care, the economy and foreign affairs. Those interested can e-mail questions along with their name, address and daytime phone number to oped@courant.com.

Both debates are free and open to the public. Seats can be reserved by contacting the Lincoln Theater box office at (860) 768-4228 or (800) 274-8587, or stopping by Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Attendees of the debates should park in LOT F, located in front of the Lincoln Theater. For directions, visit www.hartford.edu.

For more information, please contact Andrea Savastra at 860-241-3934 or at asavastra@courant.com.

About the Hartford Courant and FOX CT
Hartford Courant, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, is the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States. FOX 61, WTIC-TV is an affiliate of the Fox Network and a member of Fox's coveted "Number One Club." WTXX-TV is an affiliate of the CW Network. Both are Tribune Broadcasting stations. TRIBUNE is America's largest employee-owned media company, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. In publishing, Tribune's leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Sun (Baltimore), South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, Morning Call and Daily Press. The company's broadcasting group operates 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable, Chicago's WGN-AM and the Chicago Cubs baseball team. Popular news and information websites complement Tribune's print and broadcast properties and extend the company's nationwide audience. At Tribune, we take what we do seriously and with a great deal of pride.

About the University of Hartford
Chartered in 1957 with the mission to be a "private university with a public purpose," the University of Hartford offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in the arts, humanities, business, engineering and technology, education, and health professions. The University's student body of 7,200 represents 48 states and more than 40 countries. For more information, visit www.hartford.edu.

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