SCAN Sponsors Influential ‘Conversation with the Candidate’ TV Series

Influential New Hampshire TV Series to Interview 2016 Presidential Candidates Starting Feb. 27

Media Contact: Brendan Daly (202.794.1580)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 25, 2015) – Save the Children Action Network today announced that it will sponsor the influential New Hampshire-based WMUR-TV’s “Conversation with the Candidate,” a series of 30-minute forums featuring one-on-one interviews with prospective 2016 presidential candidates.

The first forum will air on Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. ET on WMUR Channel 9 and and will feature a conversation with potential Republican presidential candidate George Pataki, the former governor of New York.

“Save the Children Action Network is pleased to sponsor WMUR’s ‘Conversation with the Candidate,’” said Mark Shriver, president of Save the Children Action Network. “We believe that all kids deserve a strong start, that’s why we’re working to make high-quality early education a reality for all kids. This series will help us raise the profile of this vital issue.”

“Conversation with the Candidate” will air on WMUR-TV on Friday evenings and will be available to stream online at In addition to the 30-minute show that will air on television, there is another 30-minute segment that will be available online. The one-on-one interviews with candidates will be conducted by WMUR News and will feature questions from a studio audience made up of New Hampshire voters. In the past, all major candidates have availed themselves of the opportunity to be on this program, as WMUR is the only New Hampshire-based national network affiliate.

A list of scheduled speakers will be available at Individuals interested in attending one of the forums should contact Save the Children Action Network at [email protected]

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Save the Children Action Network is the political voice for kids. We believe that every child deserves the best start in life. That’s why we’re building bipartisan will and voter support to make sure every child in the U.S. has access to high-quality early learning and that no mother or child around the globe dies from a preventable disease or illness. By investing in kids and holding leaders accountable, we are helping kids from birth to age five survive and thrive.