School Committee & City Council Debates
In the first week of October, LTC and the Lowell Sun teamed up to produce a series of live debates between the candidates running for School Committee and the candidates running for City Council. As well as these programs being available on You Tube, Facebook and On Demand at ltc.org, the debates will replay on channel 8. See the replay schedule below.
LTC invited both the School Committee and City Council candidates to record two-minute (approximately) speeches, in their own words. Not all of the candidates were available to record a speech. The speeches will be replayed back-to-back on Channel 8. See the schedule below.
UTEC will tape their own candidates debate on October 21, 2017 and the program will also replay several times. See the schedule below.
Please Note: LTC will not cablecast any election-related advocacy programs within 72 hours of the election. No current election programming will air after November 3, 2017.
Channel 8 Schedule
Mondays at 6PM: Back-to-back School Committee Debates and Candidate Speeches
Tuesdays at 6PM: Back-to-back City Council Debates and Candidate Speeches
Wednesday at 6PM: Candidate Speeches
Thursdays at 3PM: Candidate Speeches
Friday (11/3 only) at 10AM: Back-to-back School Committee Debates followed by City Council Debates; Candidate Speeches at 6PM
Saturdays at noon: Candidate Speeches
Saturdays at 2:30PM: Back-to-back School Committee Debates followed by City Council Debates
UTEC Debates: Wed. 10/25 at 7PM; Thurs. 10/26 at 2PM; Fri. 10/27 at 10AM; Sat. 10/28 at 7:30PM; Sun. 10/29 at 4PM; Mon. 10/30 at 9AM; Wed. 11/1 at 10AM and Fri 11/3 at 9AM
LTC’s Election Programming Policies
LTC provides to all Lowell residents, including those residents running for local, state or national public office or those supporting a ballot issue, equal opportunities for access to training, equipment resources and cable access channel programming time on channels 8 or 95, on a first-come, first-served, non-discriminatory basis.
LTC encourages political candidates to submit programs to Channels 8 and 95 during their election campaigns, and campaign programming will be treated like all other programming. Channel 99, the Municipal Channel, is not considered a public access channel and these policies do not apply to its programming.
All election programming produced by LTC staff during a campaign season will offer equal time for all legal candidates for each position. The purpose of this programming is to educate residents about the candidates and City issues and may include the taping of candidate statements, debates, and forums.