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First in the South

MSNBC will be live from the South Carolina Democratic Party's "First in the South Democratic Candidates Forum" at Winthrop University on Friday, Nov. 6.

Coverage will begin at 6 p.m. ET with a special edition of "Hardball" hosted by Chris Matthews with Steve Kornacki live from Winthrop University.

The "First in the South Democratic Candidates Forum" will be moderated by Rachel Maddow and will air live on MSNBC beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Maddow will speak with Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley and Bernie Sanders separately on a variety of topics including the economy, policing in America, the state of the Democratic Party in the South and the 2016 campaign.

Chris Matthews will be joined by Rachel Maddow for post-forum analysis after the main event.

In addition to the forum, S.C. Democratic Party Chair Jaime Harrison and S.C. Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter will host events in the afternoon before the forum.

"I'm glad we are able to provide additional opportunities for Democrats to be a part of our First in the South Candidates Forum. November 6 will be filled with informative discussions on the importance of the South and how Democrats in the South are building state parties that will change the narrative on how the Democratic Party is viewed," said Harrison. "All of these events will lead up to a forum in which our presidential candidates will have substantive conversations on how our party is best suited to address the issues confronting middle class and working families in the South, and across our country."