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|May Brings More Public Affairs Programming to Friday Nights on KQED Public Television 9|
San Francisco, California-- Beginning Friday, May 6, to coincide with the season premiere of California Connected, KQED Public Television 9 will alter its Friday evening lineup. The new schedule broadens the range of public affairs programs airing on Friday nights and places more emphasis on local and statewide current affairs. The new Friday night lineup is:
California Connected, which begins its fourth season on May 6, joins the Friday lineup at 8:30pm, from its previous air time of 10:00pm on Thursdays. Hosted by Lisa McRee and produced through a unique collaboration between KCET-Los Angeles, KPBS-San Diego, KQED-San Francisco and KVIE-Sacramento, California Connected is a statewide weekly news magazine program, with an eye toward connecting people in the state through strong storytelling. This season marks the launch of a new 30-minute format with reporting based entirely on location.
- 6:00-7:00pm The Newshour With Jim Lehrer
- 7:00-7:30pm Nightly Business Report
- 7:30-8:00pm This Week in Northern California
- 8:00-8:30pm Washington Week
- 8:30-9:00pm California Connected
Hosted by Belva Davis and currently in its 15th season, This Week in Northern California moves to 7:30pm from its previous air time of 8:30pm on Fridays. This move is the first step in KQED Public Television's upcoming launch of a slate of locally-produced 30-minute programs that will air at 7:30pm every day Monday through Friday.
Wall $treet Week With Fortune does not appear on the new Friday night schedule, having recently announced the end of the series. Until its final episode on June 26, it can be seen on Sundays at 1:30pm.
KQED Public Broadcasting operates KQED Public Television 9, one of the nation's most-watched public television stations during prime-time, and KQED's digital television channels, which include KQED HD, KQED Encore, KQED World, KQED Life and KQED Kids; KQED Public Radio, the most-listened-to public radio station in the nation with an award-winning news and public affairs program service (88.5 FM in San Francisco and 89.3 FM in Sacramento); KQED.org, one of the most visited station sites in Public Broadcasting; and KQED Education Network, which brings the impact of KQED to thousands of teachers, students, parents and media professionals through workshops, seminars and resources.