California PBS Stations to Debut News Program on State Issues, Including Health Care
PBS stations in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco will produce a new weekly newsmagazine that covers state events and issues, including health care. The hour-long program, called "California Connected," will address "what works and what needs fixing" in the state. The program will include three "newsmagazine-style" segments about state issues of "immediate or future importance." In addition to the weekly program, the PBS stations will produce a "Get Connected" minute, a daily news brief that will provide information on local policy issues and inform viewers "how they can become involved." Viewers also can participate in discussions on the program through a Web site. The site will provide information on the locations of local meetings and on local policy decisions. The program debuts Thursday at 9 p.m. PT (KCET release, 4/2). PBS stations in Eureka, Fresno, Los Angeles, Redding, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego and San Francisco will air the program (Abdur-Rahman, Los Angeles Times, 4/24).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.