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Monday, August 31, 2009
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Carbondale, Illinois - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn discussed a variety of issues facing the state in an exclusive interview with WSIU Public Broadcasting, the public media arm of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, at the historic Hayes Home at the DuQuoin State Fair.
WSIU TV producer Jak Tichenor and and WSIU Radio reporter and morning news anchor Jennifer Fuller interviewed Governor Quinn in the latest in a series of Fair-time programs for WSIU involving the state's chief executives, beginning in 1986 with former Governor Jim Thompson.
The interview will air on WSIU TV's weekly magazine-style news series, WSIU InFocus, this Friday, September 4 at 9pm, with repeat broadcasts on Sunday, September 6 at 12:30pm and Friday, September 11 at 5pm. WSIU Radio will air an extended excerpt from the interview this Thursday, September 3 at 6:30am, 8:30am, and 5:29pm.
The interview covers a wide range of topics, including campaign finance reform, the admissions controversy at the University of Illinois, restoring financial aid to Illinois college students, ongoing efforts to balance the state budget, and the new capital budget.
WSIU TV senior producer David Kidd, television production coordinator Mark Wetstein, promotions coordinator Monica Tichenor, and SIUC students Lauren Preston and Gianco Sheridan assisted during the remote production.
About WSIU Public Broadcasting
WSIU Public Broadcasting is licensed to the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University and is an integral part of the College of Mass Communication & Media Arts on the Carbondale campus. It operates three digital public television channels, three public radio stations, a website, local TV and FM production units, and an education and community outreach department - reaching over three million people in five states and beyond. WSIU's mission is to improve the quality of life of the people they serve. The WSIU stations partner with other community organizations to promote positive change and to support the academic and public service missions of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Visit wsiu.org for more information.
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