CINCINNATI -- The leader in breaking news and weather coverage launches two new programs premiering Sept. 11, 2016 and leading up to Election Day in November.
September marks the start of the traditional fall campaign season. "This Week in Cincinnati" gives a fresh and in-depth look at the issues, newsmakers and politics and analyzes how they impact our community. "The Race" will focus nationally on the presidential race, while also featuring other major political races.
"This Week in Cincinnati" will run Sundays at 11 a.m. The half-hour show will follow a traditional Sunday morning talk show format, with guest interviews, analysis and stories to provide information and perspective. The show also will take advantage of WCPO Insider's considerable resources in covering government and politics.
"This Week in Cincinnati" will cover races and issues from the federal to local level, with the goal of analyzing how candidates’ proposals would affect people here, and how candidates’ statements could affect how people will vote. "'This Week in Cincinnati' gives our news team the opportunity to dive deeper into the stories that are impacting the area,” said Jeff Brogan, vice president and general manager of WCPO 9 On Your Side. “Newsmakers will join our award-winning journalists in discussions around the issues and challenges facing the Tri-State. We will also focus on highlighting the successes we are having in Cincinnati.”
"The Race" will follow "This Week in Cincinnati," airing from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Mike Sacks, Scripps’ broadcast political correspondent in the DC Bureau, will host "The Race."
The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners, with 33 television stations in 24 markets and a reach of nearly one in five U.S. households. It also owns 34 radio stations in eight markets. Scripps also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including multi-platform satire and humor brand Cracked, podcast industry leader Midroll Media and over-the-top video news service Newsy. Scripps also produces television shows including “THE LIST” and ”The Now,” runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of the nation’s largest, most successful and longest-running educational program, the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”