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Trump to Moderate Newsmax, ION TV GOP Debate

By Newsmax staff   |   Friday, 02 Dec 2011 05:30 PM

Newsmax Media and ION Television, one of the nation’s largest broadcast networks, will collaborate to host a Republican presidential debate on  Dec. 27, moderated by businessman Donald J. Trump.

trump debate gop newsmaxThe Newsmax ION Television Debate will be held at the Hoyt Sherman Theater in Des Moines, Iowa, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Eastern time – and will be the last forum of major Republican presidential candidates a week before the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses.

The Newsmax ION Television Debate will be televised live nationwide on ION Television to 99 million U.S. homes and online by Newsmax.com. All of the major Republican presidential candidates have been invited to participate.

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“The ION Television/Newsmax 2012 Presidential Debate will offer all the major Republican candidates a forum to reach likely primary voters in all key states,” says Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy.

“There have been numerous debates so far, but we believe that the ION Television/Newsmax 2012 Presidential Debate will provide a unique opportunity for the concerns of likely primary voters to be voiced on a national stage.”

And Brandon Burgess, chairman and CEO of ION Media Networks, says: “All voters will keep an eye on this final debate before the first presidential primary of the 2012 election. ION’s and Newsmax’s powerful combined audience reach, coupled with the prominence of Donald Trump as moderator, makes this one the most influential meetings of the candidates to date.”

Since its launch in 2008, ION’s reach has grown to 99 million households and it has become one of the top-15 rated U.S. networks in record time. Its programming is carried on 60 network-owned broadcast stations, major cable systems throughout the U.S., as well as satellite providers DirectTV and DISH.

ION Television is a leading U.S. general entertainment network, combining high-quality programming and dependable broadcast distribution with an attitude of innovation and growth normally associated with a cable channel. Its "Positively Entertaining" network brand positioning features a formula of proven series, an expansive catalog of blockbuster movies and a commitment to introduce new original programming.

Newsmax is the largest online conservative news outlet in the nation with more than 7.3 million unique visitors monthly. Newsmax reaches more than 10 million Americans overall, via the Web, email news alerts, and Newsmax magazine, the nation’s largest circulating conservative monthly.

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