Exclusive Arkansas PBS debate series will feature candidates in nine races Oct. 17-21
Before casting your ballots this fall, get to know the candidates and their stances on important issues.
Candidates in nine races will participate in “Election 2022: Arkansas PBS Debates,” which will livestream at youtube.com/arkansaspbs and air live on Arkansas PBS daily Oct. 17-21. Debates will also be rebroadcast during primetime beginning Oct. 17 and be available on our YouTube channel after Debates week.
All debates will be held at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall, 223 Beatrice Powell St., on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway.
Visit Arkansas PBS on Facebook to register for the upcoming debates.
Debate Hall Rules:
During this election season, what do YOU want to know from the candidates participating in our debates series? Let us know here. Some of the questions may be featured during the debates.
Ways to Watch
The debates will livestream, broadcast live, and be repeated in primetime on Arkansas PBS at the following times:
Monday, Oct. 17
10 a.m. – U.S. Congressional District 4 (repeats at 7 p.m.) - On Demand
1 p.m. – U.S. Congressional District 3 (repeats at 8 p.m.) - On Demand
Tuesday, Oct. 18
10 a.m. – Lieutenant Governor (repeats at 7 p.m.) - On Demand
2 p.m. – Secretary of State (repeats Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m.) - On Demand
Wednesday, Oct. 19
10 a.m. – Attorney General (repeats at 7 p.m.) - On Demand
* Secretary of State repeats at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 20
10 a.m. – U.S. Congressional District 1 (repeats at 7 p.m.) - On Demand
2 p.m. – U.S. Congressional District 2 (repeats at 8 p.m.) - On Demand
Friday, Oct. 21
10 a.m. – Governor (repeats at 7 p.m.) - Livestream
1 p.m. – U.S. Senate (repeats at 8 p.m.) - Livestream
Sunday, Nov. 6
All debates will repeat from 9 a.m. to 6 pm.
All Debates can be viewed again after the broadcast on our YouTube Channel.
Meet the Candidates
Use of Debates for Media
All debates are offered free to any Arkansas media outlet that provides an email request for permission to use the programs in their entirety. The programs must be identified by announcement and caption with "This debate is provided by Arkansas PBS; myarpbs.org/elections." Debates may be broadcast or streamed with proper identification. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for permission.
Video and audio clips may be used in news reports, but no audio portions may be lifted and used out of context in any way. Excerpts must be identified both by announcement and by caption as a production from "Arkansas PBS."
You may take the signal off-air or request in advance a dub, available in most formats. Please request desired format – embed code, pool feed, DVD, audio feed, etc. – prior to the debate.
Visit /pressroom for the full set of rules.
*Media interested in attending can register here*
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Civics Education for Kids
Our educators have created toolkits and resources for parents and teachers to help guide and engage children through the civics process during this election year. Find what you need here.
Funding Provided By
Major funding for “Election 2022: Arkansas PBS Debates” is provided by AARP Arkansas. Additional funding is provided by Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.
AR-CAN – the Arkansas Citizens Access Network – provides unprecedented access to state government, giving Arkansas citizens a front row seat to legislative proceedings, board and commission meetings, and other government hearings and activities. The website is dedicated to livestreaming Arkansas state government events and meetings and serves as an important educational tool, allowing students to see their government at work while learning about public affairs and civic responsibility.