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UPDATED at 4:55 p.m.: The debate's media partners have just told The Bee that the earlier news release they sent out was premature and the debate has not been finalized. In other words, please ignore the rest of this post. Thank you.

The first debate between Democratic U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer and her Republican rival Carly Fiorina has been set for 7 p.m. on Sept. 1 at a yet-to-be-announced location.

The one-hour debate will be broadcast live throughout Northern California on public radio station KQED and other public radio stations and on television station KTVU 2. People can also watch a live stream of the debate at

KQED radio will broadcast the debate at 11 p.m. Sept. 1, and KQED's TV station will rebroadcast it at 8 p.m. that same night. KTEH Public Television 54 will show the debate at 7 p.m. Sept. 2.

The San Francisco Chronicle, KQED and KTVU are sponsoring the event.

KTVU political editor Randy Shandobil will moderate the debate, with questions coming from media panelists Carla Marinucci of the Chronicle, Pilar Marrero of La Opinión and Scott Shafer of KQED's California Report program.


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