WNMU Public TV 13 will broadcast this year’s ASNMU presidential debates on channel 20. Although the debates have been televised in the past, last year’s debate was only broadcast online, said Luis Gomez, a graduate student and co-producer and director of WNMU Public TV 13. Gomez said the televised debate is beneficial because it gives students a better understanding of where the candidates stand on the issues facing NMU. “I think it’s a great opportunity to get to know your candidates a little better,” he said. “They’re going to be speaking about hot topic issues that are really important to the students.” Gomez added that the candidates will not know the debate questions beforehand, adding to the authenticity of the live debate. “They’ll be able to address the issues right there on the spot rather than having the opportunity to think about it.” The debates will be broadcast on April 1 and 3 at 3:30 p.m. and April 7 at 7 p.m.