January 7, 2010
KTVK-3TV Launches Weekly Political Show
Half-Hour Show will Unplug Political Rhetoric and Provide Facts
PHOENIX - As Arizona's independent voice, KTVK-3TV is launching a new weekly program, "Politics Unplugged", that promises to unplug the political rhetoric and provide Arizonans with facts and a healthy debate so they can make up their own minds on the most pressing issues facing Arizona and our country. The half-hour show will be hosted by veteran political reporter Frank Camacho and will air every Sunday at 5:30 p.m. following 3TV's 5 p.m. newscast.
The weekly program will include interviews with top political leaders, lively debate, and most importantly insight into what's at stake for Arizonans. "Politics Unplugged" is part of 3TV's renewed commitment to provide the most complete and independent coverage of local politics.
3TV has partnered with two prestigious organizations to supplement its commitment to provide first-rate political coverage. Partners include The Arizona Guardian, a website covering Arizona politics run by some of the state's top political reporters, and FirstStrategic, a company run by political insiders who have experience and connections on the front lines.
"2010 promises to be one of the most important political years in decades as the state and nation claw their way out of a deep recession," said 3TV Executive News Director Brad Remington. "The state budget crisis, the heated national health-care debate, a wide-open election year, and many other critical issues are all contributing to an elevated interest in what happens in government."
"Politics Unplugged" will launch on Sunday, January 10, a day before members of the Arizona House and Senate take up the 2nd regular session of the 49th Arizona Legislature. Guests include Arizona Senate President Robert "Bob" Burns and Speaker of the House Kirk Adams.
KTVK-3TV and its Phoenix sister station, KASW-CW6 are part of Belo Corp. KTVK produces 48 hours of local news per week, more local news than most broadcast television stations in the U.S. KTVK's website,azfamily.com is the number one television station website in Arizona.
One of the first 40 television stations to convert to high definition, KTVK leads the way in innovation, community involvement and local news and weather coverage delivered by the most popular on-air talent in the market. Its audience credits KTVK as being the community-minded station that most reflects the spirit of Arizona and its people. For more information about KTVK, contact: Blanca Esparza, Community Relations Manager, 602.207.3331, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Belo Corp.
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 www.belo.com or by contacting Paul Fry, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6835.