Live from the Old Labor Hall in Barre on Thursday, April 1, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., the five Democratic candidates for governor will meet in their first statewide televised debate. Airing live on Vermont Public Television, the forum is sponsored by Working Vermont Coalition, a collaboration of Vermont labor unions.The moderator of “Working Vermont’s Democratic Primary Debate” will be Marselis Parsons, former news director at WCAX-TV.VPT will broadcast the event statewide and webcast it on www.vpt.org(link is external), where anyone anywhere with access to Web-based video can watch it. During the debate, there will be a live Web chat on www.vpt.org(link is external). Journalists Shay Totten of Seven Days and Anne Galloway of vtdigger.org will host the chat, weigh in with their thoughts and invite viewers to join the conversation.Coverage of the debate is part of VPT’s election-year content, intended to help voters make informed choices. Senior executive producer is Joe Merone.Source: VPT.