Boston’s two mayoral candidates will meet in three live television debates next month to expound on issues critical to the city, their campaigns announced Friday.
The debates between City Councilor John R. Connolly and state Representative Martin J. Walsh will take place on three Tuesdays in October. Formats are still being negotiated and will be announced later, the campaigns said.
“After discussions between our campaigns, we agree that televised debates will provide an important forum for voters to gain the information they need to make an informed decision in November’s mayoral election,’’ the campaigns said in a joint statement. “In addition, we believe that these debates would offer a broader platform for the many community groups wishing to have their substantive issues discussed during the campaign.”
The first debate, set for Oct. 15, will be hosted by WBZ-TV, WBZ-1030 AM, and the Globe. Political analyst Jon Keller of WBZ will moderate along with a yet-to-be-named Globe reporter.
The second debate will be held Oct. 22. It will be sponsored by WGBH-TV and WGBH-Radio. WGBH’s Jim Braude and Margery Eagan, both hosts of “Boston Public Radio,’’ will serve as moderators.
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