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NY1 Officially Ushers in Election Season with First Mayoral Debate

ny1By JERRY BARMASH

It’s still more than six months away, but the race for mayor takes a big step forward tonight.

NY1 has the first debate among Democratic challengers for the job of the city’s chief executive.

The debate at John Jay College is moderated by NY1 anchor Errol Lewis. NY1 reporters Juan Manuel Benitez and Dean Meminger are panelists. Sister station NY1 Noticias will broadcast a Spanish interpretation of the debate.

The one-hour debate, which begins at 7 p.m., will include six candidates looking to be the next mayor. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and New York City Comptroller John Liu will be joined by Bill De Blasio, Bill Thompson, Sal Albanese, and Erick Salgado.

NY1 Revisits Hurricane Sandy Six Months Later

ny1By JERRY BARMASH

For millions in the Rockaways, Coney Island, and Staten Island, life will never be completely back to normal.

NY1 looks at how many city residents coped with Superstorm Sandy and are still in the process of rebuilding.

NY1’s Sandy 6 Months Later, premieres on Friday at 8 p.m., will be co-hosted by reporters Dean Meminger and Elizabeth Kaledin from two locations hit hard by the storm. Replays will be shown on Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m.

In addition, NY1 Noticias will broadcast its own special, A seis meses de Sandy on Friday 9 p.m. and will be hosted by anchor Carleth Keys.

Both news channels’ Hurricane Sandy specials will focus on follow up pieces to the countless news stories they covered in the days after the super storm.