Nexstar Broadcasting to Bring Louisiana Voters Live Coverage of Gubernatorial Debate on October 7, Debate to Play Important Role in Election on October 24, 2015

Local Nexstar, Mission and Knight Stations Team-up with New Orleans CW affiliate and Lake Charles FOX affiliate to deliver Debate Coverage to Louisiana Voters via Live Television Broadcast and Streaming Online Video
BATON ROUGE, NEW ORLEANS, SHREVEPORT, LAFAYETTE, MONROE, LAKE CHARLES, and ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana – September 25, 2015 – Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (“Nexstar”) announced today that seven television station markets in Louisiana will provide voters broadcast coverage of the one hour debate between gubernatorial candidates, State House Minority Leader John Bel Edwards (D), Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle (GOP) and Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne (GOP) on October 7, 2015. The three candidates are competing for the seat that will be left vacant by current Governor Bobby Jindal (GOP), who is ineligible to serve a third consecutive term.

The debate, which takes place at The Dunham School located in Baton Rouge, LA., will be conducted before a live audience at 7:00 p.m. CT on October 7, 2015. The debate will be moderated by Louisiana political journalists, Fred Childers of WVLA-TV, Fred Hickman of WVLA-TV, and Jacque Jovic of KTAL-TV. This must-see event will air live via television broadcast on Nexstar, Mission Broadcasting Inc. and Knight Broadcasting of Baton Rouge License Corp.’s station affiliates. Reflecting its commitment to serve the local communities where it operates, Nexstar has also partnered with the CW New Orleans affiliate WNOL-TV and FOX Lake Charles affiliate KVHP-TV to deliver state-wide live debate coverage and commentary. A live stream of the debate can also be accessed by visiting the stations’ community web portals (more information in the table below).

Stations Airing or Streaming Louisiana Gubernatorial Debate
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 – 7:00 p.m. CT



City of License



NBC 33

Baton Rouge, LA



Shreveport, LA


NBC 10

Monroe, LA



Layfayette, LA


FOX 48

Alexandria, LA


FOX 29

Lake Charles, LA


CW 38

New Orleans, LA

1 Owned by Knight Broadcasting of Baton Rouge License Corp. and services provided by Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.
2 Owned and operated by Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.
3 Owned by Mission Broadcasting, Inc. and services provided by Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.
4 Owned by National Communications, LLC
5 Owned by Tribune Television New Orleans, Inc.

Nexstar’s daily political reporting, strong local news and special coverage, such as these important political debates, position it as Louisiana’s local election headquarters delivering voters unprecedented state-wide coverage of all races. The October 7th debate is one of the final debates before electing Louisiana’s next governor and is an event not to be missed!

Media Guidelines

Members of the media who want to cover the event in person should contact WVLA-TV News Director Gary Wordlaw at 225/768-3233, ext. 164 or for media credentials. Still photography will be permitted, but no video cameras will be allowed inside The Dunham School until after the debate’s conclusion. Video can be recorded from any of the stations carrying the debate. Verbal and visual credit must be given to the station who provided the video. No more than two minutes of total debate footage can be used for news purposes within the 24 hour period following the debate. Video footage of the debate may not be posted to the internet.

About Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.

Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 107 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 58 markets or approximately 18.0% of all U.S. television households. Nexstar’s portfolio includes affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV, The CW, Telemundo, Bounce TV, Me-TV, and LATV. Nexstar’s community portal websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content while creating new revenue opportunities.

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Brian Jones
Co-COO/Executive Vice President
Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.

Gary Wordlaw
WVLA-TV News Director
225/768-3233, ext. 164

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