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North Country Matters host Congressman Owens, Assembly hopeful Chilleli


POTSDAM - The next two North Country Matters Presents: Conversation with Candidates have been taped and will be aired for the first time at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday on WCKN, Time Warner Cable Channel 30 in the Potsdam market following Peak Moment TV.

The first conversation is with Rep. Bill Owens, the Democrat currently holding the Congressional seat in the north country. He sat down in the WCKN studios with Ann Carvill (St. Lawrence County AAUW), Potsdam; William A. Hunt (League of Women Voters of SLC), Canton;, and William Wimmer (Editor in Chief, Clarkson Integrator), Potsdam, to discuss issues around the 2012 campaign.

The second Conversation is with Democratic Assembly candidate Joseph Chilelli, a former Herkimer County legislator who is running for the newly organized 118th District. He sat down with Carvill and Robin McClellan (LWV-SLC), West Stockholm. This half hour segment airs at 8 p.m. on Monday and repeats on Tuesday.

Following these two new shows, WCKN will rebroadcast the two shows aired last week. You can watch Amy Tresidder, an Oswego County legislator and the Democratic candidate for State Senate 48th District, at 8:30 p.m. She will be followed by Republican Assemblyman Marc Butler of the 118th Assembly District at 9 p.m.

In addition, WPBS-TV in Watertown will broadcast the Owens and Chilelli Conversations will air at 9 a.m. Sunday on WPBS. All Conversations are available anytime on YouTube at:

The civic partners for the Conversations include AAUW-St. Lawrence County, the League of Women Voters of St. Lawrence County, the Center for Excellence in Communication at Clarkson University, and the Media and Communications students of Clarkson University under the direction of Dan Dullea.

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