September 22, 2014 15:46 ET

CBS Philly Presents 'Breakfast With the Candidates,' a Forum With Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Contenders Governor Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf, to Air Live, Wednesday, October 1, 8-9 AM

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - Sep 22, 2014) - Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Candidates, Republican Governor Tom Corbett and Democratic nominee Tom Wolf, will square off in the only debate between Corbett and Wolf scheduled to originate from Philadelphia, Wednesday, October 1, 8-9 a.m. at the CBS Broadcast Center. KYW Newsradio's "Breakfast with the Candidates" will be broadcast live on KYW Newsradio 1060 and televised on The CW Philly 57 (WPSG-TV). The one hour forum will also be streamed live on and rebroadcast on CBS 3(KYW-TV) on Sunday, October 5 at 1 p.m.

KYW Newsradio Special Contributor and veteran news anchor Larry Kane will moderate the discussion, along with panelists CBS 3 Anchor Chris May and KYW Newsradio Reporter Cherri Gregg. KYW Newsradio has hosted "Breakfast with the Candidates" for its sizable Morning Drive for more than 20 years, including the campaigns for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Mayor's office.

The roundtable format will allow the candidates to discuss the issues at hand without the conventional time limits of a debate format. Listeners and viewers will be able to suggest topics of discussion by submitting questions in advance and during the hour via Twitter using the hashtag #cbsphillydebate. There is no studio audience for the debate.

"We are pleased to give the candidates the opportunity to present their positions on the critical political issues that affect our state and provide this vital information to the public," says Jon Hitchcock, president and general manager of CBS 3 and The CW Philly, "which is why we wanted to present this program across all of the CBS platforms -- radio, television and digital."

"Breakfast with the Candidates has a long history of allowing candidates to discuss the issues in a conversational format that we believe gets beyond the sound bite," adds Marc Rayfield, senior vice president and market manager for CBS RADIO. "We're proud to bring that unique opportunity to the gubernatorial race."

CBS 3 (KYW-TV) and The CW Philly 57 (WPSG-TV) are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation. KYW Newsradio 1060 is owned and operated by CBS RADIO.

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