Where to watch or hear the gubernatorial debate

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jerry Brown and Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman will meet for their first debate at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the University of California, Davis’ Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. The debate is sponsored by Capital Public Radio, KCRA-TV (NBC) Sacramento, The Sacramento Bee and UC Davis; Southern California partners are Southern California Public Radio and La Opinión.

UC Davis will stream the debate live on the web, or you can see it live on KCRA, or you can listen in on Capital Public Radio.

Or, if you’re wanting to watch it with a crowd, political junkies of all stripes can drop in at the University of California, Berkeley’s Institute of Government Studies, 109 Moses Hall, at 6 p.m. to see the debate on a big screen and enjoy some light refreshments.

The San Mateo County Democratic Party and the California Teachers Association will gather to watch the debate on a big screen in the CTA’s main conference center, 1705 Murchison Dr. in Burlingame; doors open at 5 p.m. for refreshments, socializing and a brief meeting. For more details, call the county party headquarters at 650-581-1350.

I looked on the Republican central committee websites for Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo and San Francisco counties, as well as the Bay Area GOP site, but I found no mention of any Republican watch parties.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • John W

    Seriously? The most high profile, high stakes governor’s race in the nation; and the debate is not televised statewide?

  • For Liberty

    Will all the ballot qualified candidates be participating in the debates? Wait a minute, let me re-read the first paragraph, yep, it’s just Brown and Whitman. Two candidates who are practically the same. Wake up Californians!!! You’re losing your republic!

  • Sky Painter

    Wow… wait a second. I have to agree with “For Liberty Says” where are the other 4 candidates running for governor? Just so you all know. I am not voting for Brown nor Whitman. I have made up my mind to vote for one of the other 4 candidates and right now I am leaning towards voting for Chelene Nightingale. I would like to hear all 6 candidates debate. They are all qualified according to the Debra Bowen, the California Secretary of State.

    Sincerely, I find it highly insulting that UC Davis, a so called “institution of higher learning” is leaving out all of the other qualified candidates. SHAME ON YOU UC DAVIS! Shame on you!!

  • Patriot Bear

    Wait a minute we are suppose to listen to a women that hasn’t voted in 28 years. A man that is a little worst than the woman. It seems to me they are afraid to debate the other four canidates that are left out of the debate.Especially Chelene Nightingale who is the true tea party canidate and the only one who is for prop.23 which MEG is so vehmently opposes and is in favor of AB32. Come on we need jobs and companies staying in and coming back to California. Go to nighingaleforgovernor.com

  • Elwood

    Well, it’s nice to see that the tweetiebirds haven’t given up!

    Hang in there, tweetiebirds!

  • Julie

    I can’t believe this isn’t being televised locally throughout CA. I couldn’t find anything at UCLA. So crazy. I’ll vote for Jerry just to be sure votes are siphoned off to others and Meg buys her way in. If we think we’ve been in trouble up til now—sheesh. At least w/ Jerry it’s someone who knows how to deal w/ the Legislature and the politics of Sacramento, as ugly as it all is. It ain’t eBay.
    Lord help us all!

  • Julie

    Sorry, I meant to say “to be sure votes aren’t siphoned off”. Mea culpa.

  • RR, Uninvited Columnist

    I hope the debate is required viewing throughtout the prison system.