Candidates in four races will participate in "Election 2020: Arkansas PBS Debates," which will livestream at youtube.com/arkansaspbs and air on Arkansas PBS Oct. 12-14.


The following candidates have verbally committed to participating in Arkansas PBS’s debates:


• U.S. Congressional District 2 – Joyce Elliott (D) and incumbent French Hill (R).


• U.S. Congressional District 3 – Michael Kalagias (L), Celeste Williams (D) and incumbent Steve Womack (R).


• U.S. Congressional District 4 – Frank Gilbert (L), William Hanson (D) and incumbent Bruce Westerman (R).


• U.S. Senate – Ricky Dale Harrington Jr. (L). At this time, incumbent Tom Cotton (R) is not scheduled to appear.


The debates will livestream and air at the following times:


Monday, Oct. 12, U.S. Congressional District 2 livestreaming at 2 p.m. and airing at 7 p.m.


Tuesday, Oct. 13, U.S. Congressional District 4 livestreaming at 10 a.m. and airing at 7 p.m.


Tuesday, Oct. 13, U.S. Congressional District 3 livestreaming at 3:30 p.m. and airing at 8 p.m.


Wednesday, Oct. 14, U.S. Senate livestreaming at 3 p.m. and airing at 7 p.m.


In addition to keeping viewers informed about the candidates, Arkansas PBS will also produce "Election 2020: Ballot Initiatives." The proposed initiatives that have reached the ballot will be discussed in this 30-minute program produced in conjunction with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. "Election 2020: Ballot Initiatives" premieres Friday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. and repeats Sunday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m.


Debates will repeat Sunday, Oct. 18, beginning at 1 p.m. Additional information is available at myarkansaspbs.org/elections.


Major funding for "Election 2020: Arkansas PBS Debates" is provided by AARP Arkansas.