Democratic presidential debate to be held at UWM

Posted: 6:43 AM, Jan 12, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-12 08:22:18-05
Democratic presidential debate to be held at UWM

MILWAUKEE -- The fifth Democratic presidential debate will be held in Milwaukee.

It will take place at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The debate will be held in the Helen Bader Concert Hall in the Helene Zelazo Center for Performing Arts.

“UW-Milwaukee has a long history of promoting civil discourse on important issues facing our society, and we are proud to host the debate on our campus,” said Mark Mone, UWM's chancellor. “Our school is an incredibly strong academic institution with a vast alumni base, robust research profile, and deep connection to the Milwaukee community — and we very much look forward to welcoming presidential candidates here this upcoming February.”

PBS NewsHour will produce the event and it will be moderated by co-anchors and managing editors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruffbe.

The event will be broadcast nationwide by PBS.