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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

PBS NewsHour Reports to Air from KNME Studios Next Week; This Sunday: Live Townhall with Ray Suarez in ABQ

PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer puts the national spotlight on Albuquerque and New Mexico, Monday thru Friday, October 13-17, 2008 at 5:30 PM. Albuquerque is only the second “Spotlight City” The NewsHour has chosen to highlight.

Senior Correspondents Ray Suarez and Judy Woodruff will bring the program to the studios of KNME, to examine the crucial role the city of Albuquerque and the state of New Mexico will play in the upcoming presidential election. The NewsHour will also profile the unique contributions Albuquerque is making in business, science healthcare, and the arts. Additional stories will include: economic disparity, voting machines, getting out the Native American vote, NM Politics, the economy, etc. KNME airs on channels 5 and 5.2 in New Mexico.

Live Town Hall Meeting with Ray Suarez
On Sunday, October 12, join KNME for a live Town Hall Meeting with Ray Suarez, Senior Correspondent of The NewsHour, at the UNM Continuing Education Auditorium in Albuquerque from 3:00-4:00 PM. Doors open at 2:30 PM, and admission is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The topic will be, “What Role Will New Mexico And The Media Play In The Upcoming Presidential Election?"

QUESTIONS ASKED: KUNM will be running spots asking for listeners to send in their questions, in advance. KNME will give these questions to Ray Suarez to begin the discussion. There will also be microphones in the audience, for audience members to ask questions of the panelists.

BROADCAST: LIVE simulcast on KUNM 89.9 FM

STREAMING: LIVE on KNME’s website at www.newmexicoinfocus.org

***Call (505) 277-2121 for more information***

Moderator: Ray Suarez, Senior Correspondent of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer


  • Lonna Atkeson - Political Science Professor, UNM
  • Delbert E. Carrillo, Teacher, Valley High School
  • Gene Grant - Co-Host of KNME’s NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS & Albuquerque Journal columnist
  • Jeff Jones – Albuquerque Journal Political Reporter
  • Joe Monahan – Blogger, joemonahansnewmexico.blogspot.com
  • Steve Seth, Teacher, Highland High School

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