Airs: Thursdays at 8 p.m. and Fridays at 6 p.m. on WTIU
Check your local listings for statewide broadcast.
The Weekly Special is an eclectic, cultural affairs program that explores the events, people, and places of interest that shape Indiana.
From visiting unique travel destinations to profiling the rich artistic community in Indiana, The Weekly Special aims to connect Hoosiers to the stories that often go unnoticed.
Joe Hren co-hosts the program with local radio personality Pam Thrash.
The origins of The Weekly Special can be found in the attacks of September 11, 2001. WTIU News and The Friday Zone produced a special that week about Indiana’s reaction to the events in New York City and Washington DC. After the special, WTIU producers and management realized that there was no local program to tell these types of stories.
After pre-production planning and fundraising, the new series was launched in May 2005, with Chuck Carney and Ann Shea as co-hosts. The original concept was to present stories about what local Hoosiers would be discussing in their local diner that week. That concept was used until a show re-launch in September 2012.
The series can be seen statewide on Indiana’s PBS stations. Please check local listings for the station and broadcast dates in your area.