Washington, D.C. - WETA TV 26 announced today the addition of "Inside Washington," a political roundtable produced by ABC7/WJLA-TV, to WETA's Friday night news lineup. Hosted by veteran news anchor Gordon Peterson, "Inside Washington" will debut on WETA TV 26 starting Friday, September 2 at 8:30 p.m. "Inside Washington" will continue to air on ABC7 on Sundays at 10 a.m.
"Inside Washington" with Gordon Peterson is an award-winning public affairs show, which features lively, news-breaking exchanges from a panel of leading journalists. On the air since 1969, the program is seen around the country on ABC News Now. The WETA TV 26 Friday night lineup will now be "Washington Week," moderated by Gwen Ifill, "Inside Washington," "Now" and "The Journal Editorial Report With Paul Gigot."
"Gordon Peterson shares a long history with the Washington community, where he is known and respected as a trusted voice in news," said Kevin Harris, vice president and television station manager of WETA TV 26. "'Inside Washington' will add to the depth of WETA's news analysis offered to our viewers every Friday night."
"It is an honor to be sharing space with Gwen Ifill and company," said Gordon Peterson, host of "Inside Washington." "We're looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship."
Regular contributors to the half-hour show include National Public Radio senior correspondent Nina Totenberg, Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer, assistant managing editor of Newsweek Evan Thomas, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and deputy editorial editor of The Washington Post Colby King, and John Harwood, senior political correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.
"We're excited to expand our audience from ABC7 and NewsChannel 8 to
WETA TV 26," said "Inside Washington" executive producer Tina Gulland. "'Inside Washington' with Gordon Peterson combined with 'Washington Week,' will be a wonderful hour of TV for Washingtonians who follow the news."
WETA TV 26 and 90.9 FM are the flagship public broadcasters in the nation's capital. WETA productions and co-productions include "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," "Washington Week," and the upcoming "In Performance at the White House: The Congressional Picnic" and "The Kennedy Center Presents: The 2005 Mark Twain Prize." WETA is committed to producing programs that highlight the history and people of the Greater Washington area. Sharon Percy Rockefeller is president and CEO of WETA. For more information on WETA and its programs, visit the Web site at www.weta.org.
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