The California Debate: Race for Governor 2014

KQED, Los Angeles Times, Telemundo52 and The California Channel will organize and broadcast the debate between Democrat Governor Jerry Brown and Republican challenger Neel Kashkari

August 20, 2014, San Francisco, CA — KQED, the Los Angeles Times, Telemundo52 and The California Channel are proud to announce the only confirmed California gubernatorial debate for the 2014 election, which will be held on Thursday, September 4, at 7pm at California Channel’s Sacramento studios. The one-hour debate will be broadcast live on statewide television and radio and also be streamed live on the Web.

The debate will be moderated by John Myers, the senior editor of KQED’s new California Politics and Government Desk. Panel of journalists for the debate include Times Editor-at-Large Jim Newton and Telemundo52 Morning News Anchor Dunia Elvir.

KQED Public Television 9 and Telemundo stations in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Fresno and Sacramento will televise the debate live and provide a simultaneous Spanish-language translation for viewers. Additionally, the California Channel will broadcast the debate live to more than 5 million homes across the state.

KQED Public Radio will also broadcast the debate live on its stations in San Francisco (88.5 FM) and Sacramento (89.3 FM) and will distribute the debate live for broadcast to 30 public radio stations across California via its statewide news service, The California Report.,,, and The California Channel will offer a live video Web stream of the debate.

KQED News programs The California Report and KQED NEWSROOM will provide in-depth analysis of the debate on Friday, September 5. The Los Angeles Times will also provide readers with news coverage and analysis in print and online. The live feeds for television and radio will also be made available to all stations across the state. News reporters, who wish to cover the debate in Sacramento will also have access to the broadcast feed.

KQED serves the people of Northern California with a public-supported alternative to commercial media. Home to the most listened-to public radio station in the nation, one of the highest-rated public television services and an award-winning education program, and as a leader and innovator in interactive technology, KQED takes people of all ages on journeys of exploration — exposing them to new people, places and ideas.

As other news organizations have shrunk, KQED has expanded its efforts to cover the issues and events that are important to the Bay Area. As the most trusted source of news in the Bay Area, KQED is a multiplatform operation with offices and bureaus in San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, Fresno and Los Angeles. KQED News programs include KQED NEWSROOM, current affairs specials produced in collaboration with The Center for Investigative Reporting, The California Report, Forum, 18 news broadcasts on KQED Public Radio daily and the popular blogs News Fix, State of Health, Mindshift and The Lowdown. Stories from all KQED news programs are featured online at


About the Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times is the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country, with a daily readership of 1.4 million and 2.5 million on Sunday, more than 22 million unique visitors monthly and a combined print and online local weekly audience of 4.1 million. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Times has been covering Southern California for more than 132 years.
The Los Angeles Times Media Group (LATMG) businesses and affiliates also include The Envelope, Times Community News, and Hoy Los Angeles which, combined with the flagship Los Angeles Times, reach approximately  5 million or  36% of all adults in the Southern California marketplace. LATMG also owns California Community News, LLC, operates Tribune Direct LA, and is part of Tribune Publishing Company, a diversified media and marketing solutions company that delivers innovative experiences for audiences and advertisers across all platforms. Additional information is available at


Telemundo 52 Los Angeles

Telemundo 52 / KVEA is Telemundo’s West Coast flagship television station, serving the Spanish-speaking community in the Los Angeles market. Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo52 has been delivering local news, information and entertainment to viewers throughout Southern California for nearly 30 years, reaching approximately 10 million viewers in five counties. Viewers turn to Telemundo52 for breaking news, weather and sports headlines across a variety of platforms, including online at and via mobile and social media channels. Today, Telemundo52 produces more than 20 hours of local news and programming each week and demonstrates its commitment to the community by cultivating local partnerships and capturing the diversity of Southern California.


About The California Channel
The California Channel
is a public service funded entirely by California’s cable television operators as a means to provide Californians direct access to “gavel-to-gavel” proceedings of the California Legislature, and other forums where public policy is discussed, debated and decided — all without editing, commentary or analysis and with a balanced presentation of viewpoints. The network does not receive any state funding.