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August 18, 2009 / Media / Brooklyn news / Podcast / Politics / Election Coverage

Watch our 33rd district debate now — or whenever! It’s online all the time!

The Brooklyn Paper

The Brooklyn Paper and Brooklyn Independent Television’s “Debate Week” began with a barn-burner on the BCAT TV Network — and you can watch it right now by clicking above!.

The podcast includes a spirited forum, with all the candidates for the 33rd District seat: Isaac Abraham, Ken Baer, Doug Biviano, Ken Diamondstone, Steve Levin, Jo Anne Simon and Evan Thies.

The taping last week featured lots of fireworks — including moderator Gersh Kuntzman needing to nearly physically restrain Diamondstone as he hammered Simon on a question about gay marriage — and is certainly going to make for great TV.

You can also see all the action at and the Community Newspaper Group’s new political Web site

“Debate Week” continues all week with these other candidate conflagrations:

City Council District 39 (currently held by Bill DeBlasio): This debate was set to air on Tuesday, Aug. 18, but like this debate, it’ll be available online starting on Wednesday. Click back!

City Council District 45 (currently held by Kendall Stewart): Wednesday, Aug. 19.

Comptroller (featuring Yassky, John Liu, Melinda Katz and David Weprin): Thursday, Aug. 20.

Public Advocate (featuring DeBlasio, Mark Green, Norman Siegel and Eric Gioia): Friday, Aug. 21 (repeated on Tuesday, Aug. 25).

All cablecasts are at 9 pm and will be available online roughly 24 hours later.

Collect ’em all!

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Gershy Schlesinger from Williamsburg says:
Jo Anne Simon is clearly the winner of this debate.
She deserves and will have the full support of our community.
Aug. 19, 2009, 12:12 am
Bob from Greenpoint says:
After this debate I am sure that you will realize that Isaac Abraham is the right person to be the next councilman at 33rd district, he is a professional and experience
Being an activist for the last 35 years fighting with city agencies for all the people and the same time having really salutations salving problems, its time somebody should take us to a higher level!! So we all say GO ISAAC GO!!!
Aug. 19, 2009, 1:31 pm
Sam Jacoby from Williamsburg CB1 says:
Last night at the beer hall Shimon Weiser had this to say: The sense I have is that the life of the village idiot was probably less complicated than that of this holy bunch, it must really suck to be that stupid
Aug. 19, 2009, 4:26 pm
Ben from Cobble Hill says:
I agree Gershy. Jo Anne has the smarts of Yassky with the bonus of having the great skill of really listening before making a move! Nothing is more appealing than her kitchen table approach in this era of media branding.
Aug. 19, 2009, 9:49 pm

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