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More TV debates planned for Mass. governor’s race

If you missed Tuesday night’s pointed Massachusetts gubernatorial debate on WBZ-TV, you’ll have other opportunities to see Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker tangle on TV. Among them:

-On Tuesday, Oct. 21, both major party candidates will go head-to-head in a WGBH News/Boston Globe debate at WGBH Studios in Brighton that will air live from 7-8 p.m. on WGBH-TV (Channel 2) and 89.7 WGBH-FM, among other outlets. It will be moderated by Jim Braude and Margery Eagan, co-hosts of WGBH’s Boston Public Radio.

-On Monday, Oct. 27, New England Cable News, the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Telegram & Gazette newspaper and the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts will host a gubernatorial debate between Baker and Coakley from 8 to 9 p.m. in Worcester moderated by NECN’s Latoyia Edwards. It will air on NECN.

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-On Tuesday, Oct. 28, a week before the election, there will be a one-hour Boston Media Consortium debate at 7 p.m. at WCVB-TV (Channel 5) studios in Needham. The debate is sponsored by several media outlets and is expected to air widely and, coming so close to the election, could have a big impact on the race. Though details have not been finalized, the debate will include candidates who have reached 5 percent in two recent polls conducted by media or academic organizations recognized by the consortium.

Besides Coakley and Baker, the other candidates who will appear on the Nov. 4 gubernatorial ballot are independent candidates Evan Falchuk, Scott Lively, and Jeff McCormick.


Joshua Miller can be reached at joshua.miller@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @jm_bos.