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WCTE, along with Tennessee’s other five public television stations, will air gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Tennessee General Assembly in 2016. Sessions, which began on Tue., Jan. 12, 2016, air on WORLD [Ch. 22.2] Monday through Thursday throughout the legislative session. Viewers who do not receive the WORLD channel can alternatively watch live or recorded proceedings via the Tennessee General Assembly's weekly video page.

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 right here, at 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 in 2016 under an agreement with the Tennessee General Assembly and 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.

**Due to the nature of live programming, all times listed below are approximate.**

 Legislative Broadcast Schedule (as of 9/8/2016)

The Tennessee General Assembly is holding an Extraordinary Session.

All times are CT.

 

Mon Sept 12

2:00 pm           House Session  Live

2:30 pm           Senate Session (taped)

3:00 pm           Out

 

Tue Sept 13

8:00 am           Senate Session  Live

10:00 am         Senate Judiciary  Live

12:00 pm         Senate Finance  Live

2:00 pm           House Session (taped)

3:00 pm           House Criminal Justice (taped)

4:00 pm           House Finance (taped)

4:30 pm           Out

 

Wed Sept 14

8:30 am           Senate Session Live

10:30 am         House Session (taped)

12:30 pm         Out

 

Thu Sept 15

8:30 am           Senate Session Live

10:00 pm         Out

 

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