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Amendments 46 and 48 will be Debated Monday in ‘Colorado Decides’ Series on KBDI-Channel 12


DENVER – (September 3, 2008) – Proponents and opponents of  “anti-affirmative action” Amendment 46 and “the definition of personhood” Amendment 48 ballot issues will debate in the Colorado Decides debate series Monday, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. on KBDI-Channel 12. 

The affirmative action amendment will be debated at 8 p.m. by proponent Jessica Corry and opponent Carlos Valverde of Colorado Unity.  The personhood amendment will be debated by opponent Fofi Mendez of Protect Families Protect Choice and proponent Kristi Burton.

The debates, hosted by KBDI’s Eric Sondermann and featuring journalists Terry Jessup of CBS4 and a Rocky Mountain News reporter, will provide views of the two important ballot issues.

Both sides of at least eight ballot issues will be represented in editions of Colorado Decides on four Mondays in September at 8 p.m.  Weekly topics will be announced on the www.kbdi.org website.  Debates of Congressional candidates will be presented in October.

Colorado Decides is a partnership of KBDI-TV, CBS4 and the Rocky Mountain News.  After the debate airs on Channel 12, it will be available on all three partners’ websites:  www.kbdi.org, www.rockymountainnews.com, and www.cbs4denver.com.

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BEHIND THE SCENES – A 12-member behind-the-scenes team produces the Colorado Decides election debate series at KBDI-Channel 12.  The debates air Monday nights at 8 p.m. on Channel 12.  At least eight ballot issues will be debated in September, and Congressional candidates will debate in October.  The production team includes (back row, left to right) Rachel Wear, Denver; Manuel Thayne, Colorado Springs; Jeffrey Taylor, Denver; Stephen Zinn, Denver; and Phil Stafford, Northglenn; (front row, left to right) Susanne Aikman, Denver; Amy Larson, Denver; Dominic Dezzutti, Highlands Ranch; Ken Hendricks, Thornton; Tricia Mentor, Denver; (floor): Jim Bergstedt, Denver.  Hiding from the photo opportunity: Larry Patchett, Denver.

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