20th Season of The Legislature Today to be Simulcast on WV PBS and WV Public Radio

Jan 9, 2014

Contact: Shawn Patterson (304) 556-4908

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The Legislature Today begins Monday, January 13

Broadcast date(s):.Live Monday through Friday at 6:30 on WV PBS and West Virginia Public Radio

Rebroadcasts: Monday through Friday at 11:30 p.m. on WV PBS and at 6 a.m. on WV PBS.2

Follow the show on Twitter with hashtag #wvlegtoday

Charleston, W.Va. – January 9, 2014 The Legislature Today, West Virginia’s only statewide source for in-depth coverage of legislative issues and debates, begins its 20th season on Monday. The program airs live Monday through Friday at 6:30 p.m. on West Virginia PBS and West Virginia Public Radio. There will also be a rebroadcast at 11:30 p.m. on WV PBS each week night and at 6 a.m. the next day on WV PBS.2.*

“For 20 years, West Virginia Public Broadcasting has been the only media outlet with a daily television program dedicated to the stories of how our state legislature works and what’s important to our state’s citizens,” said Scott Finn, executive director. “This year we are simulcasting the live program on statewide public radio for the first time. We will also have digital features on our website and social media.”

Producer and host Beth Vorhees will be joined by reporters Aaron Payne covering the House of Delegates, and Ashton Marra, covering the Senate.  Dave Mistich will cover committee meetings and evening sessions and report progress at wvpublic.org and @wvpubnews on Twitter. (Hashtag #wvlegtoday)

Each half-hour program includes reports from the floors of both houses along with committee news and live on-set interviews. The first week of the program features the following guests:

  • Monday, Jan. 13 -- Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin
  • Tuesday, Jan. 14 -- Senate President Jeff Kessler
  • Wednesday, Jan. 15 -- House Speaker Tim Miley
  • Thursday, Jan. 16 -- Sen. Mike Hall, Senate Minority Leader, and Del. Tim Armstead, House Minority Leader

The Legislature Today will replace Nightly Business Report on WV PBS during the legislative session. On West Virginia Public Radio, Marketplace will move to 6 p.m.

Follow West Virginia Public Broadcasting News on Twitter @wvpubnews or follow individual reporters:

Beth Vorhees @BethVorhees

Suzanne Higgins @SuzanneHigginWV

Ben Adducchio @BenAdducchio

Ashton Marra @AshtonMarra

Cecelia Mason @CeceliaMasonWV

Glynis Board @GlynisBoard

Aaron Payne  @aaron_4_news

Clark Davis @Clark_Davis

Jessica Lily @WVJessicaYLilly

Dave Mistich @davemistich

*WV PBS.2 may not be carried by all cable and satellite distributors.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting tells West Virginia’s story through high-quality programming and services including West Virginia Public Radio, West Virginia PBS, Mountain Stage®, wvpubcast.org and Ready To Learn®.

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