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CNN Partnering with WJXT for Gubernatorial Debate

WJXTWith the midterm elections just around the corner, CNN is teaming up with Jacksonville, Fla Independent station WJXT to host a live gubernatorial showdown.

CNN’s Jake Tapper (chief Washington correspondent and anchor of The Lead) will co-host the one-hour debate with WJXT anchor and reporter Kent Justice. The final debate before Election Day, between Charlie Crist (D) and incumbent Gov. Rick Scott (R), will take place at WJXT’s studio in Jacksonville.

During the broadcast, CNN will invite viewers to react to the candidates. After the debate, an online sentiment tracker will reveal independent, Democrat and Republican reactions, underlining which topics resonated most with viewers.

The debate airs Tuesday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. ET

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Boston Stations Live Overnight as Police Search For Marathon Blast Suspect

It was a night of fast-moving developments in Boston, where stations were live overnight with coverage of the manhunt for the second suspect in the marathon bombings.

Some notes from the coverage: WCVB‘s special report, anchored by Heather Unruh and Ed Harding, was simulcast on CNN before Jake Tapper took over the network’s coverage around 1:30amET. WFXT‘s coverage, anchored by Mark Ockerbloom had several reporters spread throughout the city, including Mike Beaudet and Erica Richie. And WBZ got the first interview with the uncle of the suspects, who told the CBS O&O that they “do not deserve to live on this earth.” Watch it here.

Poynter’s Al Tompkins says the overnight coverage is an important reminder of “valuable it is to have experienced journalists on the air who know the city like the backs of their hands”:

I watched a WBZ anchor David Wade, for example, describe street-by-street where police were heading. Say what you want about TV anchors, but here is a guy with years on the street as a reporter and a Massachusetts native.

Boston media are like that. Days like this remind us of why we need journalists who have lived in the market they work in for a long time and who know how to report a story that doesn’t rest.