MSNBC host Rachel Maddow (left) and NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker (right) are two of the four women who will moderate the Democratic debate in Atlanta on Wednesday.
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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow (left) and NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker (right) are two of the four women who will moderate the Democratic debate in Atlanta on Wednesday.

Ten Democratic presidential candidates will take to the debate stage at Tyler Perry studios in Atlanta Wednesday night. The candidates will answer questions from a panel of four women journalists. 

While that may sound historic, it’s the third time in U.S. history where the moderators are all women, but it is the first time in this election cycle.

GPB's Leah Fleming interviews Fatima Goss Graves

The moderators are:

  • MSNBC hosts Rachel Maddow and Andrea Mitchell 
  • Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker
  • NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker 

Before the questions begin in Atlanta tonight, GPB’s Leah Fleming spoke with Fatima Goss Graves to preview the debate.

She is the president of the National Women’s Law Center and co-founder of the Time’s Up legal defense fund.