VIA Public Media to Broadcast 12th Congressional District Debate

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VIA Public Media will host a special election debate between College professor Marc Friedenberg (D) and state Rep. Fred Keller (R) who are running to fill the vacant seat representing Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The debate will broadcast live from the Sordoni High-Definition Theater at the WVIA Studios in Pittston, PA on Thursday, May 2 at 8 p.m. and will be simulcast live on VIA TV, Radio and streamed live at

The moderator for the debate will be VIA’s Larry Vojtko.

The election will be held May 21, 2019. The vacancy occurred following the resignation of former Rep. Tom Marino (R) on January 23, 2019.

Seating in the live audience for the debate is available and free, but very limited. To make reservations visit

Details and free reservations are available at