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Dems To Debate From N.Y.

A live debate among the four Democratic presidential contenders sponsored by CBS News, WCBS-TV (the CBS-owned station in New York), and The New York Times will be held Sunday, Feb. 29, from 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, ET, it was announced today by the three news organizations.

All four contenders – North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich and the Rev. Al Sharpton – have agreed to participate.

The debate will be moderated by CBS News anchor Dan Rather, and the questioners will be CBS 2 political reporters Andrew Kirtzman and Marcia Kramer and two reporters from The New York Times to be named shortly.

The event will take place at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.

The debate will be carried live by CBS 2 in New York, and the live feed will be offered to all CBS-owned and affiliated television stations. It will be carried live by WCBS-AM 880 in New York and will be offered live to all CBS radio stations and affiliates by CBS Radio News. The debate also will be webcast live on CBSNews.com.