A more substantive effort at informing voters is the plan to livestream the February 18 US Senate Democratic primary debate in Texas.
Tegna’s KVUE in Austin is spearheading the effort, partnering with the Texas Tribune and KUT 90.5, the Austin public radio station.
It will be seen statewide.
KVUE will broadcast the first half-hour of the debate live and commercial-free from its studio.
The entire debate will air live on KVUE.com, KVUE’s YouTube channel, and other KVUE social platforms.
The debate will also be streamed live across all 12 of TEGNA’s Texas stations’ digital properties: WFAA (Dallas), KHOU (Houston), KENS (San Antonio), KVUE, KCEN (Waco-Temple), KAGS (College Station), KYTX (Tyler), KIII (Corpus Christi), KBMT-KJAC (Beaumont), KWES (Odessa). KXVA (Abilene) and KIDY (San Angelo).
TEGNA’s Texas stations cover 87 percent of the state.
Eleven of the 12 Democratic candidates are confirmed participants in the 90-minute debate.