Nexstar, SC Chamber to present Graham-Harrison debate Friday on WSAV

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WSAV) – Nexstar Inc., WSAV’s parent company, and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to present a debate between GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democrat Jaime Harrison.

Due to the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, the debate has been rescheduled from Oct. 12 to Friday, Oct. 9 starting at 7 p.m.

The candidates will be asked for their views on business, the economy, infrastructure, education,
health care and the coronavirus pandemic.

Viewers can submit questions for the debate via email to and can follow the debate and related content on social media using the hashtag #scsenatedebate.

U.S. Senate Debate – South Carolina will be carried on the following stations and websites:

StationNetworkMarketStation WebsiteSocial
WBTW-TVCBSMyrtle Beach,
WSAV-TVNBCHilton Head,
WMYT-TVMyNewtwork TVYork,

“The SC Chamber is excited to partner with the Nexstar Media Group to host a statewide debate between Lindsay Graham and Jaime Harrison,” said SC Chamber President and CEO Ted Pitts.

“The state’s business community needs to hear from the candidates on where they stand on the issues that influence them and our economy,” he continued. “This election is important, and we look forward to hearing how the two candidates would lead over the next six years.”

WSPA Anchor Amy Wood, which covers the Greenville/Spartanburg area, as well as the Upstate, will serve as the debate moderator. Panelists are Carolyn Murray with WCBD News 2 in Charleston and Gordon Dill with WSPA in Columbia.

“We are proud to harness the combined resources of our local station operations throughout South Carolina to bring this exclusive live debate to our viewers across the entire state,” said Tim Busch, President of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. “We are grateful to the candidates for their participation, and to the outstanding local communities we serve across South Carolina for their continued viewership and engagement.”

Programming note: Friday’s episodes of “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” will instead air Sunday at 1:05 a.m. and 1:35 a.m., respectively

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