Editor’s note: This post has been changed from its original version to correct erroneous information.
A small bit of media news today, peeps.
As some of you may know, I’ve been hosting a brief segment within the Sunday morning newscasts on 8NewsNow called PoliticsNOW. It’s featured brief interviews with candidates and consultants, mostly focused on the 2012 election.
Well, as of now, PoliticsNOW is getting longer. Starting this weekend, the show will expand to a full half-hour. It will air at 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and
9 a.m. 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. (Sadly, the Sunday morning airing will last only until Aug. 12, when NFL football will kick me out of the time slot. But the 5:30 p.m. Saturday airings will last until Nov. 10, when the show will end its run.)
The goal of PoliticsNOW is to provide a forum where candidates answer questions and voters get information they’ll need in November, when they have to make key decisions about the country’s future. If that sounds a little dramatic, it’s not: We get the privilege of living in a country where we have the chance to change course every two, four or six years. But to do that, we need to be informed. And there’s few better ways than hearing from the candidates themselves.
I hope you’ll watch the show, especially this week’s first extended edition, which features a special guest, state Sen. Steven Horsford, who’s running for Congress in the new 4th District. We’ll have interviews with would-be state senators in key districts, as well as other features that I and producer Ian Russell devise along the way. And the shows will be archived online, so you’ll be able to go back and catch up if you miss one. We hope it will be entertaining and informative.
So, set the TiVos, sit back and enjoy PoliticsNOW.