Montana PBS Debate Night

MontanaPBS regularly produces debates during election years for a variety of elected state offices.

Fall 2014

Race For The U.S. House - Fall 2014 (No. 801)

In a wide open U.S. House race, MontanaPBS presents a televised debate between candidates John Lewis (D) and Ryan Zinke (R). Moderated by the Montana Television Network's Jay Kohn, journalists will question the candidates in front of a live audience in Bozeman. 


Race for the U.S. Senate (No. 802)

In a wide open U.S. Senate race, MontanaPBS presents a televised debate between candidates Steve Daines (R) and Amanda Curtis (D). Moderated by the Montana Television Network's Jay Kohn, journalists will question the candidates in front of a live audience in the Petro Theater at MSU-Billings. MontanaPBS will provide full analysis and fact checking following the debate. 

Fall 2012

Race for the Governor (No. 703)

Journalists, citizens and students will ask questions of the qualifying candidates live from Missoula. With no incumbent candidate, the race is wide open for Montana's Governor. Montana Public Media partners will also provide post-debate analysis. (First Aired Wednesday, October 10, 2012)


Race for the U.S. Senate (No. 702)

This is one of the most closely watched political races in the country. Montana Public Media partners present the first televised debate between incumbent U.S. Senator Jon Tester and challenger U.S. Representative Denny Rehberg. A panel of journalists will question the candidates in front of a live audience at the Petro Theater on the campus of MSU-Billings. (First Aired Monday, October 08, 2012)


Race for U.S. House of Representatives (No. 701)

Candidates for Montana's lone spot in the U.S. House of Representatives debate the issues live on MontanaPBS. While the media has overlooked this race, Montanans face an important decision about who will represent them in congress. MontanaPBS will also include post-debate analysis providing additional context for voters. (First Aired Tuesday, September 25, 2012)

Fall 2008

Race for the Governor (No. 601)

Gubernatorial candidates Brian Schweitzer (D) and Roy Brown (R) debate the issues facing Montana. (First Aired Monday, September 15, 2008)

Fall 2006

Race for the U.S. House of Representatives (No. 502)

Mr. Mike Fellows (L), Montana Representative Monica Lindeen (D), and United States Congressman Denny Rehberg (R) face off in a live debate on the Montana State University campus in Bozeman, Mont. Sponsored by Montana State University - Bozeman, the Associated Students of MSU, the Burton K. Wheeler Center, the MSU Leadership Institute, and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Produced by KUSM-TV/MontanaPBS. (First Aired Monday, October 09, 2006)


Race for the U.S. Senate (No. 501) 

United States Senator Conrad Burns (R), Mr. Stan Jones (L), and Montana Senator Jon Tester (D) face off in a live debate on the Montana State University campus in Bozeman, Mont. Sponsored by Montana State University - Bozeman, the Associated Students of MSU, the Burton K. Wheeler Center, the MSU Leadership Institute, and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Produced by KUSM-TV/MontanaPBS. (First Aired Monday, October 09, 2006)

Fall 2004

Race for the Statehouse (No. 401)

Candidates for governor go head-to-head on issues facing Montanans in this 90-minute debate. (First Aired Thursday, April 29, 2004)