FROM: Kim Alexander
DATE: Tuesday, August 18, 1998
RE: Tonight's Lungren/Davis debate

Hi Folks,

This evening, gubernatorial candidates Gray Davis (Democrat) and Dan Lungren (Republican) will meet in Fresno for their second debate of this campaign season.

Tonight's debate will be held from 7 - 8 p.m. at California State University, Fresno, and is being sponsored by KFSN-TV of Fresno, the Fresno Bee, the Western Growers Association, the Fresno City and County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and CSU Fresno.

Three journalists will question the candidates during the hour-long debate, including Rich Rodriguez of KFSN-TV (an ABC affiliate), Phoebe Wall Howard of the Fresno Bee, and Vic Pollard of the Bakersfield Californian.

The GREAT news is that live broadcast coverage of the debates continues to increase as we get further into the election season. Below is a run-down of the T.V. and radio stations planning to air the debate live:


KCAL TV (Los Angeles)
KLCS TV (Los Angeles)
Bay TV (San Francisco)
KCRA TV (Sacramento)
KXTV TV (Sacramento)
KGTV (San Diego)
KFSN TV (Fresno)
KHSL TV (Chico)
C-SPAN (Washington, DC -- if House and/or Senate are not in session)
KCET TV (Los Angeles)


KNX AM (Los Angeles)
KFWB AM (Los Angeles)
KQED FM (San Francisco & statewide on public radio stations)
KFBK AM (Sacramento)
KSDO AM (San Diego)
KMJ AM (Fresno)
KERN AM (Bakersfield)
KXJZ FM (Sacramento)

In addition, many TV stations are planning to air the debate on a tape-delayed basis.

The California Channel is also planning to broadcast the debate on its statewide cable channel, and feature it on its web site at

If you missed the first debate between Lungren and Davis, you can find a transcript at the Democracy Network's web site, at, as well as the minor party candidates' responses to the debate questions.

Here's hoping for a lively and spirited exchange tonight!

-- Kim Alexander, President
California Voter Foundation