Democratic Presidential Debate To Be Held At Tyler Perry Studios

Contributed by Rebecca Johnson

MSNBC confirmed yesterday that the next Democratic presidential debate will be held at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. The network will host the debate with The Washington Post.

The studio is the largest studio and the first to be owned by an African American. Last month, the 330-acre studio was opened with an A-list red carpet. Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry and Cicely Tyson were present- just to name a few. There are t

Atlanta’s mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, played a role in this. She lobbied national party leaders to choose the the city over suburban locations, according to the Atlanta Constitution-Journal. With her help, the studio beat a “newly opened $250 million complex near Atlanta’s airport.”

“With people of color being the cornerstone of the Democratic Party, Atlanta remains set to provide a large portion of votes for our eventual nominee,” she said in her pitch.

The studio is built on a former Confederate military base.

“Think about the poetic justice in that. The Confederate army is fighting to keep negroes enslaved. Enslaved in America,” he said in an interview on “CBS This Morning.” “And now this very ground is owned by me.”

Stacy Abrams, the 2018 Democratic Georgia governor nominee cosigned the debate’s choice on Twitter.

The debate will be November 20 at 9 pm on MSNBC. Viewers can watch on the network, or the live-stream from, the Washington Post’s website, and the news outlets’ mobile apps.