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Gov. Daniels to field questions during TV, radio town hall

Friday, December 2, 2005

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WTHI-TV plans to carry the live broadcast at 7 p.m. Dec. 28

By FRANK PHILLIPS

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The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Gov. Mitch Daniels will field questions from people in several communities during an event that will be broadcast on many television and radio stations across the state later this month.

Emmis Communications radio station WIBC in Indianapolis and Indianapolis TV station WISH will be the hosts of "Hoosiers Ask the Governor -- a Conversation with Mitch Daniels" on Dec. 28, starting at 7 p.m.

Television stations with live studio audiences in Indianapolis, South Bend, Fort Wayne and Lafayette will take part via satellite in the program, which will originate from the WISH-TV studio. The show will also be broadcast on WIBC and Network Indiana radio affiliates across the state the first hour, and continue on radio only from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A spokesperson for WTHI-TV, Terre Haute, said Channel 10 plans to carry the program. WTWO-TV, Terre Haute, has no plans to broadcast the program, said News Director Kathy Dash.

It was not immediately known if there will be a live studio audience in Terre Haute.

The radio schedule won't be firm until later in the month. Network Indiana affiliates have until Dec. 19 to sign up to carry the program, Network Indiana Operations Director John Emerson said Thursday morning.

"This is the first time we've done this," Emerson told The Brazil Times. "We're really excited about it."

Several people will be selected to ask their questions to Daniels.

"Over the past year, I have talked with thousands of Hoosiers during two dozen town hall meetings spanning our state," Daniels said in a statement issued Thursday. "I look forward to continuing the conversation about Indiana's future during this unique event."

WISH News Director Tom Cochrun called it a "21st Century version of a town hall meeting."

People can visit www.wishtv.com or www.wibc.com and fill out an information form to submit questions to Daniels.



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