US House Race Documentary Airs Tuesday Night on MontanaPBS

April 26, 2017

MISSOULA – The race for Montana’s vacant seat in the U.S. House of Representatives will be short and fierce as Flathead musician Rob Quist and Bozeman businessman Greg Gianforte have less than three months to get to know voters. And voters have many questions. Where do Democrat Rob Quist and Republican Greg Gianforte stand on the issues that are important to Montanans?

The MontanaPBS documentary “Vacancy in the House” examines these issues. The cameras go from the historic nominating conventions where party insiders chose their candidates to the streets of Montana where voters express their deepest concerns. The documentary explores the candidates’ early lives and influences, revealing two very different men who want to be Montana’s sole voice in the U.S. House.

Produced by MontanaPBS’ Anna Rau, “Vacancy in the House” delves much deeper in an election where the attack ads started immediately, and there is precious little time for Montanans to make up their minds.

The program will premiere at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, on MontanaPBS. Encore presentations are scheduled throughout May, leading up to Election Day on May 25.

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Contact: Anna Rau, MontanaPBS producer, 406-243-4250,