NRBTV to Broadcast Presidential Candidate Forums in February
UPDATE (2/22/2016): Due to candidate scheduling conflicts, presidential forums for Tuesday, Feb. 23, and Wednesday, Feb. 24, have been canceled and will not air as previously announced. The forums on Friday, Feb. 26, are still scheduled and will be broadcast at 8p ET and again at 9p PT.
Christian television channel NRBTV will provide exclusive television coverage of Presidential Candidate Forums to take place during the Proclaim 16 NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN on February 23-26. The forums are scheduled daily at 1p local time at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center and will be broadcast nightly in primetime at 8p ET and again at 9p PT on DIRECTV channel 378. The broadcasts will also be streamed online at www.nrbtv.org, on Roku and Fire TV players, or via NRBTV’s free mobile app for iPhone, iPad, Android, or Windows Phone.
Candidates from both major parties were invited to participate in the Presidential Candidate Forums. To date, Ted Cruz and Ben Carson have confirmed for Friday, Feb. 26. Additional confirmations are expected for Tuesday, Feb. 23, and Wednesday, Feb. 24, and will be announced at a later date.
Each candidate will be interviewed on-stage for one hour by panelists on issues of importance to the evangelical community. The panel will be moderated by New York Times best-selling author and nationally-syndicated radio host Eric Metaxas.
“We believe our audience is interested in learning more about where the candidates stand on issues of spiritual and cultural importance,” said NRBTV president & CEO Troy A. Miller. “A central part of our mission is to help people think more deeply about their Christian faith and how to apply God’s Word to all spheres of life. This is just another way of serving our viewers in that regard.”
NRBTV is a non-partisan, public interest television channel and takes no position on political candidates. For more information on NRBTV programming and where to watch, visit www.nrbtv.org.
For more information on the Presidential Candidate Forums or the Proclaim 16 NRB International Christian Media Convention, go to www.nrbconvention.org.
NRBTV (formerly NRB Network) helps viewers learn, know, apply, share, and live God’s truth with biblically-faithful programming from well-respected Christian pastors, apologists, and teachers. NRBTV is available to more than 48 million U.S. households on DIRECTV channel 378 and select broadcast affiliates. Programming is also streamed online at www.nrbtv.org, on Roku streaming players, on Amazon Fire TV, and via a free mobile app for iPhone, iPad, Android, or Windows Phone.
Proclaim, the annual NRB International Christian Media Convention, is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. Proclaim 16 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2016. The NRB Digital Media Summit, a pre-Convention event, will be held on February 22, 2016. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.