WLJT to air state’s legislative sessions

WLJT to air state’s legislative sessions

WLJT, along with Tennessee’s other five public television stations, has embarked on a plan to broadcast live coverage of legislative sessions of the 107th Tennessee General Assembly. The sessions air weekdays on WLJT 11.2 as legislative schedule permits.

The coverage, which is in partnership with the Tennessee General Assembly, will offer citizens a chance to witness Senate and House sessions live. Selected committee meetings will also air. The schedule for each week’s broadcasts will be decided by the Tennessee Senate and House on the previous Thursdays. 

This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee General Assembly and with additional corporate support from AT&T. 

“This is an exciting development for WLJT and all of Tennessee’s Public Television Stations,” said Monica Shumake, WLJT General Manager & CEO. “Having an informed citizenry is an important part of our democratic process and the Tennessee Public Television Stations are proud to be a part of this information sharing process.”

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