Mychajliw Declines to Appear on Political Talk Show Together With Gaughan
by Geoff Kelly - posted 9:06 am, October 24, 2013
This morning, the campaign of Kevin Gaughan for Erie County Comptroller issued a press release titled “Mychajliw Ducks Debate With Gaughan.” The press release says that Gaughan’s opponent, the Republican incumbent Stefan Mychajliw, backed out of a scheduled appearance with Gaughan on WBBZ-TV.
The title of Gaughan’s press release is 80 percent correct: Switch out one word—”debate” for “political talk show”—and it’s about right, according to the show’s host, John Di Sciullo, director of production and promotion for the station.
Di Sciullo says he invited both candidates for a “structured discussion,” not so much a debate. Still, he hoped they would appear together. But Mychajliw told Di Sciullo he was declining any appearances with his opponent. So Di Sciullo interviewed each candidate separately. The interviews will air on WBBZ-TV October 31 at 9am and November 3 at 11am.