In an effort to bring a more in-depth look on Tucson-metro issues, Arizona Public Media (AZPM) recently announced the weekly premier of “Metro Week”, to be hosted by Andrea Kelly.
AZPM is changing several weekly products, including adding more such as “Metro Week”.
Produced and hosted by Kelly, the show is set to center around key local and regional news with two components in mind – in-depth reporting on current topics relevant to Southern Arizona and a week-in-review conversation with local journalists.
Kelly said they will take a major issue every week and discuss it in depth from a field report, to in-studio discussions, which will then be followed by journalist discussions on the issues.
“We really want to go beyond the brief click online, or a stop at the nightly news station,” Kelly said. “We are looking to create an avenue for that in-depth approach. We want to do something not offered elsewhere. We are aiming for high-quality journalism that provides our audience with more information.”
The show will focus on long-term, continuing issues, but will also have the flexibility to adapt to breaking news and current issues. The show is also going to focus on metro Tucson, but will have the flexibility to look at regional issues through Pima County and Southern Arizona when needed.
Kelly said the new show is going to have plenty of content in the upcoming months as the 2014 midterms kick into high gear. “Metro Week” will be able to focus more on the local candidates and local issues.
AZPM will continue to provide in-depth coverage of many of the important state races through the weekly “Arizona Week” series.
The program will appear in the Friday news line-up on PBS, starting at 9 p.m.
“Metro Week” will also air during Sunday public affairs programing on PBS 6 at 10:30 a.m.