August 5, 2015 / Modified aug 11, 2015 10:11 a.m.

Metro Week, Arizona Week move to new time slots

Viewer favorites Metro Week, Arizona Week will move to new time slots beginning Aug. 7 to streamline Friday public affairs block.

Arizona Public Media’s (AZPM) popular public affairs programs, Metro Week and Arizona Week, are moving to new time slots. This move enhances AZPM’s Friday-night public affairs line-up.

Beginning August 7, Metro Week will air Fridays at 6:30 p.m. on PBS 6, with Arizona Week following at 8:30 p.m., after PBS NewsHour and Washington Week. Encore presentations of each program will air Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Metro Week, hosted by Emmy®-award-winning journalist Andrea Kelly, delves into in-depth news and public affairs issues affecting Tucson and Southern Arizona. Recent programs have focused on the local effects of the state’s budget cuts and featured interviews with new Tucson city Manager Michael Ortega as well as Tucson’s Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor.

Arizona Week, hosted by accomplished local television anchor Lorraine Rivera, examines issues of importance from around the state, and features interviews with key newsmakers, political figures and analysts. Last week, the program focused on the Department of Child Safety and its continuing efforts to improve operations. Arizona Week follows two public media news powerhouses, PBS NewsHour and Washington Week, providing nearly three hours of in-depth news coverage to conclude the week.

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