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KSL TV and Newsradio Team CoverageIt was on, then off. But as of now, a debate between Salt Lake Mayor Rocky Anderson and syndicated national talk show host Sean Hannity is back on.
Sean Hannity said Rocky Anderson has invited a documentary crew to their debate. Hannity says he is not going to comply with the mayor's decision to make a documentary of the debate. "We said, 'Well, take it or leave it, we've agreed to everything else.' Folks in Salt Lake City, if this does not happen, it is not Sean Hannity's fault. Sean Hannity did everything possible to make this thing happen," Hannity said.
Bonneville Salt Lake Radio Group Vice President and General Manager Chris Redgrave said, "It was the only thing Sean didn't sign in the contract, and when Sean got the contract to sign, he noticed this documentary piece that we had not been aware of before, and he said, ‘I'll do everything but that.'"
Sean Hannity on his radio show sounded frustrated by this new development. He said, "He's allowing somebody to turn this thing into a movie, and we said, 'Sorry, accredited media only.'"
Negotiations have been going on between Anderson and Hannity for six weeks to make sure everything was ready for May 4.
Mayor Anderson said the film crew wasn't his, but he asked them not to come. So, the debate is scheduled for May 4.
Tickets for the debate will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at Kingsbury Hall. You can purchase tickets over the phone at (801) 581-7100 or online at www.kingtix.com.