Detroit mayoral debate on Oct. 25: What do you want to hear from Duggan and Young?

Mayor Mike Duggan, Sen. Coleman Young II go head-to-head in debate

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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and mayoral candidate Coleman Young II agreed to a debate at the Local 4 studios before the November election. (WDIV)

DETROIT - Mayor Mike Duggan and challenger Coleman Young II will debate on Oct. 25, two weeks before voters elect the next mayor of Detroit to a four-year term.

We’d like your input on the debate, which will be moderated by WDIV Local 4 anchor Devin Scillian and will air live on Local 4.  

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Debate details

WDIV-Local 4, The Detroit News and Detroit Public Television will host Decision 2017: Detroit Mayoral Debate with candidates for mayor of Detroit at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25. 

WDIV-Local 4 anchor Devin Scillian will moderate the debate, originating from the WDIV studios in downtown Detroit. Incumbent Mayor Mike Duggan and challenger State Senator Coleman Young II will participate. Panelists will be WDIV-Local 4 anchor Kimberly Gill, host of American Black Journal and MiWeek on DPTV, Stephen Henderson, and city hall reporter at The Detroit News, Christine Ferretti.

The debate will be one hour with no commercial breaks. 

The live event will air on WDIV-Local 4 and Detroit Public Television and stream live on, and

About WDIV-Local 4

WDIV-TV is the authentic local voice that informs and celebrates Detroit and is honored to be recognized as Station of the Year by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Local 4 News is currently the No. 1 newscast at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 11 p.m. in Nielsen ratings for the Detroit television market. WDIV is the No. 1 NBC affiliate in the top 13 LPM markets. In addition, Local 4's is a leading breaking news and weather website in Michigan and the No.1 TV news website in Metro Detroit.

About Detroit Public Television

Detroit Public Television (DPTV) is the non-commercial, viewer-supported PBS-member station watched by more than 1.5 million people in Detroit and Southeast Michigan and another 1.2 million people throughout Canada. DPTV also manages WRCJ 90.9 FM, Detroit's classical and jazz radio station, in partnership with the Detroit Public Schools at the Detroit School of Arts. DPTV is licensed to the Detroit Educational Television Foundation and governed by a volunteer board of trustees from the local business, civic, and cultural communities.

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