The Iowa State Fair will be the backdrop for the first debate between the two major party candidates for governor Thursday.

Democrat Jack Hatch and Republican Terry Branstad will square off in an Iowa Public Television debate that will air live at 4pm on IPTV World  (Channel 11.3 in Des Moines, 12.3 in Iowa City, 21.3 in Fort Dodge, 24.3, Mason City, 27.3 Sioux City, 32.3 in Waterloo, 32.3 in Council Bluffs, 36.3 in Red Oak and 36.3 in Davenport.

WHO Radio will re-broadcast the debate from 6-7pm Thursday.  And it will be replayed on the regular IPTV channel at 7pm.

You can also watch the debate live on the IPTV website at this address