Marriage amendment debate to air live on NewsChannel 5+

A live debate will air on NewsChannel 5+ (cable channel 50) on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.  between Randy Tarkington, campaign manager of Vote No on One and David Fowler, president of the Family Action Council of Tennessee.

Chris Clark will moderate the debate, which will air as part of Openline. The show will reair on Tuesday at 10 p.m. and Wednesday at 11 a.m.

In addition to Tarkington and Fowler,Elections Coordinator Brook Thompson will be on the show to talk about Amendment 1, and the process it takes for voters to approve or disapprove a constitutional amendment.

Viewers, who are normally able to call-in on Openline, will not be able to do so due to time constraints on the debate. Viewers are urged to email their questions before the show to .

Tarkington and Fowler will each be given a two minute opening statement. Veteran newsman Clark will then guide the debate.

NewsChannel 5+, Cable Channel 50, has established itself as the first and only source for 24-hour local news and information on cable television.  NewsChannel 5+ is now available in more than 550,000 homes in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.

For the past 10 years, NewsChannel 5+ has offered a wide variety of local programming, including live news events, special presentations, and viewer driven call-in shows.

NewsChannel 5+ is home to Out & About Today, a show that features news, entertainment and business information geared toward Middle Tennessee's gay and lesbian community. Out & About Today is produced in conjunction with Out & About Newspaper.

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