Public TV starts new show on TN Legislature

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee public television stations are airing a new show about the happenings in the state Legislature.

The first of four 30-minute episodes of the “Tennessee Capitol Report” are scheduled to air Sunday morning on public TV stations in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Lexington-Jackson and Cookeville. The next episodes are scheduled to air on March 29, April 26 and May 31.

The program is hosted Chip Hoback and produced by Tim Weeks. The first episode features interviews with Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey and House Speaker Beth Harwell.

Topics include the failure of Gov. Bill Haslam’s Insure Tennessee proposal and the winter weather that has wreaked havoc across the state.

Weeks says the aim of the program is to offer in-depth looks at the personalities shaping the issues at the Capitol.