For Immediate Release

Duggan and Young agree to the only Detroit Mayoral Debate

DETROIT – August 30, 2017 -- WDIV-Local 4, The Detroit News and Detroit Public Television will host Decision 2017: Detroit Mayoral Debate with candidates for mayor of Detroit at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25.

The debate will originate from the WDIV-Local 4 studios in downtown Detroit. Incumbent Mayor Mike Duggan and challenger State Senator Coleman Young II will participate. Both candidates will discuss their visions and strategies for the future of Detroit. The debate will last one hour with no commercial breaks. Moderator and panelists to be announced.

The live event will air on WDIV-Local 4 and Detroit Public Television and streamed live on, and




Martin Fischhoff - WTVS - Detroit Public TV


Olive Hathikhanavala – WDIV-Local 4





About WDIV-Local 4

WDIV-TV is the authentic local voice that informs and celebrates Detroit and is honored to be recognized as Station of the Year by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Local 4 News is currently the No. 1 newscast at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. in Nielsen ratings for the Detroit television market. WDIV is the No. 1 NBC affiliate in the top 13 LPM markets. In addition, Local 4's is a leading breaking news and weather website in Michigan and the No.1 TV news website in Metro Detroit.


About Detroit Public Television

Detroit Public Television (DPTV) is the non-commercial, viewer-supported PBS-member station watched by more than 1.5 million people in Detroit and Southeast Michigan and another 1.2 million people throughout Canada. DPTV also manages WRCJ 90.9 FM, Detroit's classical and jazz radio station, in partnership with the Detroit Public Schools at the Detroit School of Arts. DPTV is licensed to the Detroit Educational Television Foundation and governed by a volunteer board of trustees from the local business, civic, and cultural communities. For more information, visit

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