Newt Gingrich, Laura Ingraham, Robert Reich & Jennifer Granholm debate Donald Trump's candidacy for President

Broadcast live across North America on C-SPAN, CPAC and Facebook Live, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT, Friday, September 30

TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2016 /CNW/ - Tonight in Toronto some of the biggest names in U.S. politics and media will debate Donald Trump's candidacy for President of the United States.

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Appearing in front of a live audience of 3,000 people in city's premiere concert hall, Newt Gingrich and Laura Ingraham will debate Robert Reich and Jennifer Granholm. The motion before the debaters: be it resolved Donald Trump can make America great again.

The debate will be broadcast live across North America on C-SPAN (U.S.), CPAC (Canada) and around the world on Facebook LIVE and The simulcast of the debate, gavel-to-gavel, commercial free, will run from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT.

Rudyard Griffiths, moderator of the debate, comments: "Monday's Presidential debate disappointed on substance, style and in-depth conversation. We look forward to rectifying this tonight with what is sure to be an engaging, substantive and no-holds-barred debate on the central claim of Donald Trump's candidacy for President."

Arguing for the resolution will former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich. He will be joined by Laura Ingraham, nationally syndicated radio talk show host and the most-listened-to woman in America.

Speaking against the resolution will be Robert Reich, who served in three U.S. administrations, including as Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton.  His debating partner is the former two-term governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm.

The Munk Debates are Canada's preeminent forum for leading thinkers to discuss the pressing issues of our time. Previous Munk Debate participants include Tony Blair, Henry Kissinger, Christopher Hitchens, Samantha Power, Paul Krugman, Fareed Zakaria, Malcolm Gladwell, Nigel Farage, Simon Schama, and Glenn Greenwald.

The Munk Debates are a signature initiative of the Aurea Foundation, founded in 2006 by Peter and Melanie Munk to support Canadian institutions involved in the study and development of public policy.

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