Metro Week, a 30-minute, regionally focused news and public affairs television program, will debut Friday, June 6, at 8:30 p.m.on PBS 6.
Produced and hosted by AZPM’s Andrea Kelly, Metro Week will delve into a key local and regional news with two components: in-depth reporting on current topics relevant to Southern Arizonans and a week-in-review conversation with local journalists, including the Tucson Weekly’s Jim Nintzel. Watch a special preview of Metro Week at originals.azpm.org/metroweek/.
Viewers will take away information they need to make personal, political and civic decisions, a deeper understanding of how government affects their lives and perspective on stories they may already be following.
News topics of relevance to Tucson and Southern Arizona will drive the program. Metro Week will focus on issues of local government, approaching them with the goal of providing transparency and revelation about how public entities operate. The program will appeal to viewers interested in news and public affairs and engaged in the Friday news and public affairs programming on PBS 6, including PBS NewsHour at 7 p.m., Washington Week at 8 p.m. and Arizona Week, which will move to 9 p.m. Metro Week also seeks to attract new viewers who are interested in local news, government and quality journalism.Metro Week also will join the Sunday public affairs programming block on PBS 6 at 10:30 a.m., followed byArizona Week at 11 a.m. Metro Week will also air Fridays on the UA Channel at 11 p.m. and on WORLD at 11:30 p.m.
Follow Metro Week on Twitter at @MetroWeek
Follow Andrea Kelly on Twitter @andreackelly
About Andrea Kelly
Andrea began her journalism career at the Arizona Daily Star and has covered government and politics throughout her work in print, radio and television news. She graduated from the University of Arizona School of Journalism, and teaches government reporting as an adjunct instructor at the school. Her coverage has spanned local and state transportation issues and political and governmental coverage in Pima County, the city of Tucson, Marana, Sahuarita and Oro Valley and the Arizona Legislature. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.