Where to Watch Hawaii Political Candidates Debate On TV

Hawaii candidates for Governor and the U.S. Senate will face off in primary debates on local TV.

TV debates elicit all kinds of responses, everything from, “You’re interrupting my Family Guy for this?” to “Where’s the popcorn?” In hopes that most HONOLULU readers are the latter kind, we’ve compiled a schedule to allow ample time to plan debate-viewing parties.

Don’t worry, the July 7 U.S. Senate debate between Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa will not interrupt a two-hour episode of Bachelorette—the debate on KITV has been scheduled for 9 p.m. Here are other debates to plan for:


U.S. Senate

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa vs U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz

  • July 7, 9 p.m. on KITV 4

  • July 15, 7 p.m. on KHON 2

  • July 17, 7 p.m. on Hawaii News Now



State Sen. David Ige vs. Gov. Neil Abercrombie

  • July 3, 8 p.m. on PBS Hawaii’s Island Insights

  • July 10, 7 p.m. on Hawaii News Now