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WTIU News To Debut Indiana Newsdesk On Friday, September 27

WTIU to Premiere Weekly Half-Hour Local News Program on Friday, September 27th at 6pm

Joe Hren, host of Indiana Newsdesk

September 2013 – Bloomington, IN – WTIU – Public Television from Indiana University will launch a new half-hour weekly local news program called Indiana Newsdesk on Fridays at 6PM, announced Phil Meyer, WTIU Station Manager. Indiana Newsdesk will feature a fresh approach to local and regional news.

“When you want to know more about the economy, politics, education, or the environment, the place for you to go is Indiana Newsdesk.” States Sara Wittmeyer, WFIU/WTIU News Bureau Chief, “This half-hour show from the WFIU/WTIU News Team focuses on stories that have impact on our local community, our state, and our region.”

Hosted by Joe Hren, Indiana Newsdesk presents the week’s top headlines, interviews with the people behind the stories, and an in-depth look at timely issues and stories that affect your life.

“I couldn’t be more proud to be working with such a talented group of people.” Writes Joe Hren. “Of course we’re going to cover the headlines and provide a recap of the stories you might have missed throughout the week. But we’re also going to dive deeper into timely issues with local experts, who will give you the context you need to understand how decisions made across the state are relevant to your life.”

About WFIU/WTIU News
The award-winning news team at WFIU-Radio (NPR) and WTIU-television (PBS) produces 7 radio and 2 television newscasts daily, a weekday E-newsletter, 2 radio public affair programs and individual documentaries such as I-69: Are We There Yet?, Shadows of Innocence: Sexual Assault Among Indiana’s Youth, and Progress Report: Education in Indiana.


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