Tennessee Public Television Stations to Offer Statewide Coverage of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly
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WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS, along with Tennessee’s other five public television stations, will present gavel-to-gavel coverage of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly beginning Tuesday, January 12 at Noon CST. 2016 sessions will air Monday-Thursday throughout the legislative session on WCTE World (channel 22.2).
The coverage, which is in partnership with the Tennessee General Assembly, offers citizens a chance to witness their elected representatives in action. In addition to floor sessions, selected committee meetings, where many of the big issues confronting the legislature are debated, will also air. Each week’s broadcast schedule will be set by the Tennessee Senate and House on Thursday of the previous week. Viewers can track updates to the schedule by visiting wcte.org.
“The work of public television stations across this great state to bring our legislative proceedings into the living rooms of Tennesseans from Memphis to Mountain City is to be commended,” said Speaker Beth Harwell. “We appreciate their broadcast of state government, and their commitment to ensure the process is more transparent and more accessible to the public. Efforts such as this are the very foundation of principles on which this country was founded.”
This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee General Assembly with additional support from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, AT&T, and by the following members of the Tennessee Credit Union League: Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union, Ascend Federal Credit Union, Bowater Employees Credit Union, Enrichment Federal Credit Union, First South Financial Credit Union, Kimberly Clark Credit Union, Memphis City Employees Credit Union, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, Upper Cumberland Federal Credit Union and US Community Credit Union.