The debate was scarcely promoted and only shown once.
One great thing that C-span has been doing is showing debates on its network and allowing people to post them on their website. Unfortunately, while every political debate in the nation can be seen in its entirety on C-span's website, the NJ US senate debate between Booker and Bell cannot be seen because because 6abc is inexplicably won't allow it. C-span has shown the debate 5 times on its network. However, most people aren't too aware of C-span's programming and it would obviously be far more convenient if C-span could show the debate online like every other debate. Neither 7abc or 6abc are offering the debates on their websites
New Jersey Republican U.S. Senate nominee Jeff Bell on Friday issued a response to WPVI’s decision to remove the 2014 U.S. Senate debate from further viewing. Bell said: “On Wednesday, WPVI (Philadelphia’s ABC affiliate Channel 6) ordered C-Span to remove New Jersey’s only 2014 U. S. Senate debate from the C-Span website. Since Channel 6 is not offering the debate for viewing on its own website, this means that the only debate between Senator Cory Booker and me is no longer available online to the voters who will decide this election next Tuesday. This is a decision by a major news organization to suppress a program that the very same news organization, itself the main media sponsor of the debate, has described as an essential service to the public.
“I commend C-Span for televising the debate five times in the last four days, and regret the decision of the debate’s producer, Channel 6, to deny a similar opportunity to its own viewers and to the voters of our state.” With press inquiries, please contact Bell for Senate Press Secretary Gia Coluccio at (732) 851-3506 or Gia@Bell2014.com