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PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff to moderate Cramer-Heitkamp debate

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FARGO — "PBS NewsHour" anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff will be in Prairie Public's downtown Fargo studio to moderate a debate between North Dakota's U.S. Senate candidates.

Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., will debate at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, and Prairie Public will broadcast it live on its radio, television, and online network. Woodruff will co-moderate the debate with Prairie Public's election coverage producer Matt Olien.

Woodruff rejoined the NewsHour in 2007 as a senior correspondent and in September 2013 became co-anchor of the show with the late Gwen Ifill. In March, Woodruff was named the sole anchor of PBS NewsHour. She has anchored and co-anchored national news programs on CNN and NBC, as well as PBS, and she has moderated numerous presidential primary debates.

Election coverage on Prairie Public is sponsored in part by AARP of North Dakota. Prairie Public Broadcasting is a non-profit member station of PBS and NPR that provides public television services throughout the region.