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VICE News and Cashmere Originals to partner on the last forum for Democratic candidates before the 2020 Iowa Caucus and the only presidential forum dedicated to issues facing communities of color

by VICE News
Jan 15 2020, 7:10pm


Featuring Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Maryland congressman John Delaney, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and businessman Andrew Yang

Forum to be live-streamed on and Facebook

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. CT

at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines

VICE TV will broadcast the day’s events in a news special at 9 p.m. ET/PT

January 17, 2020 — VICE News, VICE Media Group’s multi-award-winning global news division, and Cashmere Originals, the production studio from the lifestyle-marketing company Cashmere Agency, have partnered to present the 2020 Brown & Black Forum, the nation’s oldest and only non-partisan presidential forum dedicated exclusively to addressing issues facing communities of color.

For the first time, VICE News will carry the presidential Forum live across its platforms and on Facebook. VICE TV will broadcast the day’s events in a news special at 9 p.m. ET/PT, featuring the best moments of the forum and highlights from the candidates. And VICE News online will feature up-close looks at the candidates and their answers.

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, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, and businessman Andrew Yang. This roster marks the largest in candidate participation in the forum’s history.

The forum will be moderated by VICE News’ award-winning team of correspondents, including: 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 media audience and a live audience of Iowa constituents.


*Central Time below

12:25pm – 12:50pm Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar

12:50pm – 1:15pm Colorado Senator Michael Bennet

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



  • The deadline to apply for a credential has closed. To be considered for late registration, please email:
  • Requesting a credential does not guarantee entry. You must be confirmed by VICE News.
  • Credentials are non-transferable and grant access to the press filing room and briefing room only.
  • Credentials do not grant access to the Forum hall itself.
  • There will be NO PRESS allowed in the Forum.


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 1330 ET

This Switch Pool Feed is available at no cost to Switch customers connected to the New York Switch. For Switch customers in other markets, standard ICOD rates will apply.

News agencies and other media outlets wishing to utilize this content must accept the terms of the Brown & Black Forum Licensing Agreement distributed by The New York Switch. Please contact for a copy of the agreement.

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For technical assistance during the transmission, please contact:

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