MontanaPBS will host and broadcast a debate this fall between major party candidates running for the Montana governor’s office.

The debate will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. across the state. The Montana Governor debate is set for Tuesday, Oct. 6. U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, a Republican, and Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney, a Democrat, will debate live.

During the debate, MontanaPBS journalists John Twiggs and Anna Rau will ask the candidates questions and moderate discussion. The debate will be held at a studio in Missoula without a live audience.

“It is part of our MontanaPBS mission to inform the citizens of our state,” said Aaron Pruitt, director and general manager of MontanaPBS. “We hope the debate will shed light on the candidates and their positions before Montanans cast their critical votes.”

In addition, the debate will be simulcast on Montana Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, online at, and on the MontanaPBS Facebook page.

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