VICE News Presents the 2020 Iowa Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum on Monday, January 20, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VICE News and Cashmere Originals are presenting the 2020 Iowa Brown & Black Forum, the nation’s oldest and only non-partisan presidential Forum dedicated exclusively to addressing issues facing communities of color, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 20, 2020 at 12:00pm CT at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

VICE News will carry the presidential Forum live across and the VICE News Facebook page. VICE TV will broadcast the day’s events in a news special at 9pm ET/PT, featuring the best moments of the Forum and highlights from the candidates.

The Forum will feature in-depth interviews with leading Democratic candidates for president, including Colorado Senator Michael Bennet, former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Maryland Congressman John Delaney, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, and businessman Andrew Yang.

Interviews with the candidates will be moderated by VICE News’ award-winning team of correspondents, which include: Antonia Hylton, Alzo Slade, Paola Ramos, Dexter Thomas, David Noriega, Roberto Ferdman, and Krishna Andavolu. Additional questions posed to candidates will be sourced from VICE News’ social audience and a live audience comprised of Iowa constituents.


*Central Time below

12:00pm – 12:25pm

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar

12:25pm – 12:50pm

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet

12:50pm – 1:15pm

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick

1:15pm – 1:40pm

South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg

1:40pm – 2:05pm

Businessman Andrew Yang

2:05pm – 2:30pm

Former Maryland Congressman John Delaney

2:30pm – 2:55pm

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren

2:55pm – 3:20pm

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders

3:20pm – 3:45pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden


Press credentials are non-transferable and allow access to the press filing room and briefing room ONLY. The deadline to apply for a credential has closed. For late consideration, email:

Please note, the credential will not grant access to the Forum hall itself. The Forum will be live-streamed on television monitors in the press filing room.


A Pool Feed of the event will be available at the New York Switch courtesy of VICE News.

Switch Pool Port: NY Pool 1 (HD/SDI)

Times: Program Starts at 1300 ET

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