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Contact: LWVNYS - Laura Ladd Bierman, Executive Director, (518) 465-4162

APBS - Peter Repas, Executive Director, (518) 462-1590




Lazio and Paladino Invited to Participate in a Televised Debate

Albany, NY, (Wednesday, August 25, 2010) - The Association of Public Broadcasting Stations of New
York (APBS) and the League of Women Voters of New York State (LWVNYS) have invited the
Republican gubernatorial primary candidates, Rick Lazio and Carl Paladino, to participate in a televised

Invitations to both candidates were sent out earlier this month.

The debate between the Republican gubernatorial primary candidates will be part of a series of debates
that APBS and the LWVNYS plan to present this fall between candidates running for Governor, Attorney
General, State Comptroller and the United States Senate.

“We believe that a debate between Mr. Lazio and Mr. Paladino will afford each candidate in this closely
watched race a unique opportunity to express his views on issues of importance and will therefore serve
as a valuable source of information to interested voters throughout New York,” said Robert Daino,
Chairman of APBS and President of WCNY in Syracuse.

“The LWVNYS is excited to join with APBS in an effort to provide candidates running for statewide
office this year an opportunity to debate,” said Betsey Swan, President of the LWVNYS. “A televised
debate between the Republican gubernatorial primary candidates will provide voters with first hand
information about each candidate, and in so doing, will encourage informed participation in the political

About APBS
The APBS is an association of nine public television stations, some of which are joint television and public radio broadcasters.
Member stations include: WMHT (Albany), WSKG (Binghamton), WNED (Buffalo), WLIW (Long Island), WNET (New
York City), WCFE (Plattsburgh), WXXI (Rochester), WCNY (Syracuse), and WPBS (Watertown).

The LWVNYS is a nonpartisan political organization that has worked for over ninety years to encourage informed and active
participation in government, to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and to influence public policy through
education and advocacy. The LWVNYS is part of a national organization with branches in each state and local Leagues in
most counties.