Alternative presidential debate on PBS this Friday, Oct. 8

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ – Friday on PBS' NOW with Bill Moyers,
the four major third-party candidates take on the issues they believe
are being ignored by the two main political parties. On the evening of
the second Presidential debate in St. Louis, NOW's David Brancaccio
moderates a conversation between the candidates that were excluded:
Reform Party Presidential nominee Ralph Nader and Green Party
candidate David Cobb and between Constitution Party candidate Michael
Peroutka and Libertarian Party candidate Michael Badnarik.

"There are no ground rules agreed upon in advance," says Brancaccio.
"We expect spirited conversation about what political ideas they think
are absent from the national dialogue, that aren't being addressed at
the tightly controlled Presidential debates."

A recent Zogby poll of likely voters shows that 57 percent would like
to see "other candidates" included in the Presidential debates.

NOW with Bill Moyers airs Friday, October 8, at 9 p.m. on PBS (check
local listings at