INDIANAPOLIS, IN and IRVING, TX (March 4, 2021) – Nexstar Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), announced today that its television stations serving central Indiana will host an exclusive live virtual Town Hall meeting, “IN Focus: Path out of the Pandemic,” on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. ET. The town hall will feature members of the Indiana delegation to the United States Congress, including U.S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN), U.S. Representative Jim Baird (R-4), U.S. Representative Jim Banks (R-3), U.S. Representative Larry Bucshon (R-8), U.S. Representative Andre Carson (D-7), U.S. Representative Trey Hollingsworth (R-9), U.S. Representative Greg Pence (R-6), U.S. Representative Victoria Spartz (R-5), and U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski (R-2). Due to restrictions on large gatherings, all the guests will remotely join the broadcast and livestream.
The town hall will be hosted by FOX59 anchors Dan Spehler and Beairshelle Edmé, and CBS4 anchor Bob Donaldson and will cover a range of topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the various vaccines now available and their distribution, and the state’s economic recovery. Questions will be posed to the Indiana Congressional Delegation about what they plan to do over the next few months to help Hoosiers recover. The questions will come from the journalists and from viewers, who can submit their questions at fox59.com/questions and cbs4indy.com/questions.
The virtual Town Hall will be hosted from the studios of WXIN-TV FOX59 (FOX) and WTTV-TV CBS4 (CBS) in Indianapolis, IN. The live broadcast will be simulcast on WANE-TV (CBS) in Fort Wayne, IN and on WBND-LD ABC57 (ABC) in South Bend, IN. The live stream will be shared by WTWO-TV in Terre Haute and WEHT-TV in Evansville, IN. The television broadcast will take place from 7p.m. to 8 p.m. ET and the live stream will continue until 8:30 p.m. ET.
“This special is an important part of our continued efforts to inform viewers about the COVID-19 pandemic, the vaccine and the economic recovery in our state,” said WXIN-TV FOX59 and WTTV-TV CBS4 Vice President and General Manager Dominic Mancuso. “We understand that this is our opportunity to hold our state leadership accountable for the plans that affect the health and safety of our viewers.”
IN Focus: Path out of the Pandemic: Virtual Town Hall Television Broadcast and Livestream
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
WXIN-TV and WTTV-TV studios in Indianapolis, IN
Hosts: FOX59 anchors Dan Spehler and Beairshelle Edmé and CBS4 anchor Bob Donaldson
- S. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN)
- S. Representative Jim Baird (R-4)
- S. Representative Jim Banks (R-3)
- S. Representative Larry Bucshon (R-8)
- S. Representative Andre Carson (D-7)
- S. Representative Trey Hollingsworth (R-9)
- S. Representative Greg Pence (R-6)
- S. Representative Victoria Spartz (R-5)
- S. Representative Jackie Walorski (R-2)
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Note: WTWO-TV and WEHT-TV will be carrying the livestream only.
About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 198 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 122 local websites and 316 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates NewsNation, formerly WGN America, a national news and entertainment cable network reaching 75 million television homes, multicast network Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit www.nexstar.tv.
Vice President & General Manager
WXIN-TV FOX59 and WTTV-TV CBS4
317/687-6500 or [email protected]
EVP & Chief Communications Officer
Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
312/222-3394 or [email protected]