August 17, 2009

KHOU-TV/DT Begins In-Depth Reports about Healthcare Reform's Impact on Houston

Houston - KHOU-TV/DT will begin a series of ten in-depth reports beginning tonight on 11 News at 10pm to answer the questions Houstonians have about Healthcare Reform. Stories will also be streamed on

KHOU's Len Cannon along with reporters Dave Fehling, Leigh Frillici and Angela Kocherga will examine how the world's largest medical center and the citizens of America's fourth largest city will be impacted.

"There are so many aspects to this story and so much confusion about what Healthcare Reform really means," said Executive News Director Keith Connors. "Our goal is to go beyond reporting about town hall meetings. We are going to examine the issues from all angles and talk to major stakeholders in this debate."

Tonight's story will focus on the Texas Medical Center and how healthcare reform could affect expansion projects now underway.

"We are making these reports a priority because healthcare is a priority to our viewers and to the city of Houston as an international healthcare destination," stated President and General Manager Susan McEldoon.

The reports, which will focus on the uninsured, small businesses, self-employed, insurance companies, emergency rooms and more, will air each day for the next two weeks.

Stories will run during 11News at 10pm and be streamed on The stories will be broadcast the following day during 11News at Noon.

KHOU-TV/DT is a part of Belo Corp. (BLC) is one of the nation's largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies, with 2008 annual revenue of $733 million. The Company owns and operates 20 television stations (nine in the top 25 markets) and their associated Web sites. Belo stations, which include affiliations with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork TV, reach more than 14 percent of U.S. television households in 15 highly-attractive markets. Belo stations rank first or second in nearly all of their local markets. Additional information is available at