August 19, 2009 / Media / Brooklyn news / Podcast / Politics / Election Coverage

Our 39th District debate is online — now!

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Who needs Tivo? The Brooklyn Paper and Brooklyn Independent Television’s exciting debate featuring the five men who hope to succeed Bill DeBlasio and represent Kensington, Windsor Terrace, Park Slope and parts of Gowanus, Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill in the City Council can be viewed just by clicking above.

The forum — featuring John Heyer, Gary Reilly, Josh Skaller, Brad Lander and Bob Zuckerman and moderated by Brooklyn Paper Editor Gersh Kuntzman — aired on Tuesday night on the BCAT TV Network, but can now be watched any time you want right here.

You’ll want to watch it again and again. The taping last week featured lots of fireworks — including Skaller and Lander going at it over allegations that Lander is whipping up public school parents by hyping the fact that Skaller sends his kid to private school.

And who doesn’t love hearing John Heyer talk about how he favors equal nuptial rights for gays and lesbians, yet opposes gay marriage?

The video is also available at and the Community Newspaper Group’s new political Web site

And make sure to check out these other hot “Debate Week” cablecasts this week:

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 shows are at 9 pm on the BCAT TV Network, which is channel 56 on Time Warner customers and channel 69 for Cablevision subscribers. As with this debate, all other forums will be available online roughly 24 hours after they first air.

Collect ’em all!

Updated 5:14 pm, July 9, 2018
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Joe from Park Slope says:
I was happy to see george smith at work, he did a good job in his debate even if the brooklyn paper didnt cover that debate. Great job george, see people should get second chances thats what change means
Aug. 19, 2009, 10:48 pm
len from District 39 says:
So Heyer went to private religious schools?

Lander thinks schools are better while his 4th grader is stressed over test taking?

AYards? Can a politician be more slippery than Lander was here?
Aug. 31, 2009, 6:52 pm

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