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Original Air Date: 10/14/2010 For The Record: The Lost Summer
For The Record reports on Alabamas Gulf Coast economy in the wake of the BP oil spill.
Original Air Date: 7/27/2010 Gulf Coast Recovery
More than 15 million dollars have been spent in the Alabama Governors race. The figure is expected to climb much higher before the November General Election. "For The Record: The Cost of Campaigning" looks at the money candidates are spending to get elected. The program also looks at federal legislation aimed at reducing the money spent on campaigns.
Original Air Date: 7/22/2009 Investing in the Future
Alabama Public Television’s “For The Record” examines the future of investing in the stock market and reforms aimed at helping investors. “For The Record: Investing In The Future” features two guests in important securities regulation positions. Richard Ketchum is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, FINRA. FINRA is the largest independent regulator of securities firms doing business. It regulates close to 4,850 brokerage firms, some 173,000-branch offices, and 649,000 registered securities representatives. Joe Borg is the Executive Director of the Alabama Securities Commission, ASC. The ASC regulates the securities industry in the state. It registers and licenses securities broker-dealers, agents, investment advisers and investment adviser representatives, and financial planners. Ketchum is visiting Alabama and has agreed to appear exclusively on Alabama Public Television because of APT’s long history of programs focusing on educating the public on financial matters. Borg has been on “For The Record” several times taking questions from Alabamians on investing. Ketchum and Borg will discuss how regulation and education will be the key to restoring investor confidence in the markets. They will talk about existing rules and they will discuss new proposals from the Obama Administration aimed at preventing another market meltdown that occurred last year. Jon Beans along with Lori Cummings will be hosting the program that will feature questions from viewers. Viewers can pose questions to either Ketchum or Borg. The public can email questions to either Lori Cummings at lcummings@aptv.org or Jon Beans at jbeans@aptv.org.
Original Air Date: 2/12/2009 A Live Call In Program
APT addresses the growing economic crisis in a live call-in program hosted by Tim Lennox with panelists Dr. David Bronner, CEO of the Retirement Systems of Alabama, John Harrison, Superintendent of the Alabama Banking Department, Joe Borg, Director of the Alabama Securities Commission, and Dr. Keivan Deravi, Professor of Economics at Auburn Montgomery. You can e-mail a question prior to the program to economy@aptv.org, or call-in during the program at 866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 1/23/2009 Markeshia Ricks
Markeshia Ricks of "The Montgomery Advertiser" and Brian Lyman with the "Press-Register" discuss the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 1/16/2009 George Altman
George Altman of the Press-Register, and Bob Martin of the Montgomery Advertiser will discuss the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 1/2/2009 FTR of Friday, January 2, 2008
Bob Martin, The Montgomery Independant and Kim Price, the Wetumpka Herald/The Eclectic Observer are on the panel as we review some of the major news stories of 2008.
Original Air Date: 12/26/2008 FTR of December 26, 2008
Ken Hare, The Montgomery Advertiser and Bob Lowery, The Huntsville Times are on the panel as we review some of the major stories of 2008.
Original Air Date: 12/19/2008 FTR of Friday 12/19
Dana Beyerle, NT Times Regional Newspapers, and Bob Gambacurta, The Montgomery Independant will be on the panel as we discuss the Governors proration declaration and the rest of the weeks news.
Original Air Date: 12/12/2008 The Economy, Tubberville, Siegelman & More!
Jennifer Foster, with The Opelika-Auburn News, and Brian Lyman, of The Press-Register will be our panelists, and well tackle the Siegelman appeal (and that other Democratic Governor who also found himself charged with a quid pro quo scandal this week!) Also on the potential schedule: The Economy, Tubbervilles departure, and the apology to Tuskegee too! Join us at 9:00pm Friday. There will be no repeat on Sunday because of fundraising scheduling, but youll be able to catch the program online, as usual, in the APT Video Room once its posted on Monday.
Original Air Date: 12/5/2008 Markeshia Ricks and Dave White
Markeshia Ricks from “The Montgomery Advertiser” and Dave White of “The Birmingham News” will discuss the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 11/28/2008 FTR on
That "Black Friday" term used to predict bad things ahead for only a limited number of retailers...those who did poorly on the day after Thanksgiving and therefore might go out of business. This year, with consumers unwilling to open their wallets, the term may apply to a large swath of the retail world. Birmingham News business reporter Mike Tomberlin Birmingham News business reporter Mike Tomberlin and Auburn University-Montgomery Economist Keivan Deravi will join us for an all-economy conversation on what is usually the biggest shopping day of the year. This weeks FTR airs at 9:00pm Friday. On Monday it will be online on the APT Video Room Page.
Original Air Date: 11/21/2008 The Big Three Bailout & More!
The Bailout for The Big Three Automakers will be on the list of topics for FTR, especially since Alabama U.S. Senator Richard Shelby is taking a lead position against giving those Michigan automakers any of the stash of bailout cash. We'll also discuss some Alabama economic stories and that court decision against the so-called "double dipping" policy imposed by Post-Secondary Chancellor Bradley Byrne. Press Register's Capitol Reporter George Altman is one of the panelists
Original Air Date: 11/14/2008 APTV's Award-Winning News Show.
For The Record has been praised as one of the top news programs in the country. Exploring both state headlines and offering in-depth coverage on the stories that matter most to Alabamians.
Original Air Date: 11/7/2008 Post-Election FTR
Paul Davis from Davis Publishing and Brian Lyman of The Press-Register will join host Tim Lennox to post-op the election results from Tuesday. From McCains Alabama win (and national loss) to the congressional races to the PSC Presidency, well talk about all of the important election results.
Original Air Date: 10/31/2008 The November Election
A special hour long “For The Record” will preview the November General Election. Party Chairs for the Democratic and Republican Party will discuss the campaign. Rep. Mike Hubbard Chair of the Alabama Republican Party and Joe Turnham Chair of the Alabama Democratic Party will talk about both the Presidential Race and key races in the state.
Original Air Date: 10/24/2008 Sebastain Kitchen and George Altman
Sebastain Kitchen from “The Montgomery Advertiser” and George Altman of the “Press-Register” will review the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 10/19/2008 APTV's Award-Winning News Show.
For The Record has been praised as one of the top news programs in the country. Exploring both state headlines and offering in-depth coverage on the stories that matter most to Alabamians.
Original Air Date: 10/10/2008 Brian Lyman
Brian Lyman from the “Press-Register” will be among the journalists reviewing the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 10/5/2008 The Weekss Economic Events
Kim Price of The Wetumpka Herand and The Eclectic Observer will be on the panel to discuss the weeks events, including -- of course-- the economy. Well also tackle the Justice Department report on the firing of U.S. Attorneys.
Original Air Date: 9/26/2008 FTR - Crashing Wall Street and Crashing Debate Plans
George Altman of the Press-Register and Chris Waddell, Ayers Chair of Communication at Jacksonville State University will be our guests. The Wall Street debacle, The Jefferson County Sewer Stink and The Huntsville Times decision NOT to endorse a candidate in the Presidential race will all be on the topic list. Were scheduled to air at 10:00pm Friday, but that may change if the presidential debate is cancelled.
Original Air Date: 9/19/2008 Dave White, Sebastian Kitchen
Dave White of "The Birmingham News" and Sebastian Kitchen from the “Montogmery Advertiser” will be among the journalists discussing the events of the past week on "For the Record".
Original Air Date: 9/5/2008 Higher Education Executive Director Greg Fitch, Ph.D.
Alabama Commission on Higher Education Executive Director Greg Fitch, Ph.D. discusses efforts to create an educational system that involves tracking and providing resources for students from their first classroom through graduation and workplace training. Fitch will discuss how the program will help economic development and increase student success. He will also discuss current higher education issues like diploma mills and funding.
Original Air Date: 8/31/2008 The Republican Convention Preview
Well follow last weeks program on the Democratic Convention with a GOP guest in advance of next weeks Republican Convention. Dax Swatek of Swatek & Associates will be our guest following the usual week-in-review featuring Kim Price of the Wetumpka Herald.
Original Air Date: 8/22/2008 The Democratic Convention
Week-In-Review panlists Dana Beyerle, The NY Times Regional Newspapers, and John Archibald, The Birmingham News, join us to discuss the weeks news, including the trial of Rep. Sue Schmitz. Then Zac McCrary with polling firm Anzalone-Lizst, formerly a Democratic Party spokesman, discusses the upcoming Democratic Convention.
Original Air Date: 8/17/2008 Olympics in Birmingham?
The Alabama Sports Festival was started in 1982 to provide an Olympic like experience in the state. More than 6,000 athletes participated in the sports competition in 2007. Ron Creel is President and Chief Executive Officer for the Alabama Sports Festival. He has agreed to lead an effort to bring the Olympics to the Birmingham area. Creel discuss the task facing the state in trying to lure the games to Alabama.
Original Air Date: 8/10/2008 Sen. Wendell MItchell
Markeshia Ricks from the “Montgomery Advertiser” and Montgomery Independent Publisher Bob Martin discuss the news events of the past week. State Senator Wendell Mitchell discusses creating a statewide energy plan. A legislative committee met this week to look at ways of providing affordable energy for Alabama.
Original Air Date: 8/1/2008 Postsecondary Chancellor Bradley Byrne
The Alabama Postsecondary College System makes changes to address the nurse shortage...thats just one of the topics well talk about with Chancellor Byrne. Journalist Dana Beyerle and George Altman of the Press-Register join us too.
Original Air Date: 7/27/2008 Banking Commissioner John Harrison
A California Bank fails, and Wachovia exits the wholesale mortgage market, laying off some ten thousand employees..those are two of the topics well talk with the Alabamas Banking Commissioner about. John Harrison joins journalists Paul Davis of Davis Publications, Bob Gambacurta from The Montgomery Independent, and Host Tim Lennox.
Original Air Date: 7/18/2008 Duk Kim
Alabama awaits a decision on whether another auto manufacturer will locate in the state. Duk Kim is on the Board of Directors for the Automotive Manufacturers Association of Alabama talks about the auto industry in the state.
Original Air Date: 7/13/2008 Dr. Don Williamson, M.D.
Alabama State Health Officer Dr. Don Williamson, M.D. joins us for a conversation about public health issues, including bird flu, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Alabama’s above average suicide rate and more. Our panel of journalists will also review the week’s news.
Original Air Date: 6/29/2008 Lawyer Gibson Vance
On For The Record, lawyer Gibson Vance of the Montgomery Firm Beasley Allan will react to the U.S. Supreme Court decisions this week, including the one that ruled the punitive portion of the Exxon oil spill decision “excessive”. The journalist/panelists are Dana Beyerle, The New York Times Regional Newspapers and Kim Price, the Wetumpka Herald & The Eclectic Observer.
Original Air Date: 6/22/2008 L. Ralph Stacey
The FTR Week-in-Review panel will be George Altman, the new Capitol Reporter for The Press-Register, and Ken Hare, Editorial Page Editor for the Montgomery Advertiser. In the second half of the program, we’ll talk with the President/CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Association, L. Ralph Stacey, about the GAO report that’s endangered Mobile’s selection as the location for a massive U.S. Air Force refueling tanker assembly operation, and about other business stories and topics.
Original Air Date: 6/15/2008 Artur Davis
U.S. Representative Artur Davis represents Alabama’s Seventh Congressional District. Davis will discuss initiatives to help his district and improve Alabama and the country. Journalists Pal Davis from Davis Publishing and Steve Chiotakis of WBHM-FM Birmingham will talk with Davis and review the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 6/8/2008 Alabama Democratic Party Chairman Joe Turnham
The Democratic Party believes it has resolved the controversy surrounding the primaries involving Michigan and Florida. Delegates from those states will be seated at the National Convention. Alabama Democratic Party Chairman Joe Turnham will discuss the meeting and the party’s race for a presidential nominee.
Original Air Date: 5/25/2008 Journalists Markeshia Ricks
Journalists Markeshia Ricks from the “Anniston Star” and Bob Martin with the “Montgomery Independent” will be the two Alabama journalists discussing the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 5/18/2008 Gordon Stone
Journalists Bob Lowry from the “Huntsville Times” and Dana Beyerle of the “New York Times Regional Newspapers” discuss the events of the past week. The Executive Director of the Higher Education Partnership Gordon Stone talks about why his groups wants lawmakers to put an extra $25 million dollars in the Education for the state’s 4 year colleges and universities.
Original Air Date: 5/11/2008 Bill Perkins
Bill Perkins Editorial Page Editor for the “Dothan Eagle” will be among the journalists discussing the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 5/4/2008 State Representative Barry Mask
State Representative Barry Mask a Republican from Wetumpka will discuss the challenges facing the Alabama Legislature the remainder of the 2008 Regular Session. Lawmakers have less than five days remaining in the session with both budgets and other important measures. Steve Chiotakis from WBHM-FM Birmingham will be among the journalists discussing the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 4/27/2008 State Senator Wendell Mitchell
State Senator Wendell Mitchell serves as Deputy Pro Tempore for the Alabama Senate. Mitchell discusses the Senate lockdown. He also explains how it may jeopardize passing even the budgets.
Original Air Date: 4/20/2008 Eliminating the Sales Tax on Food
The “Newsmaker” guest on FTR tonight will be Rep. Mac Gipson, a Republican from Prattville. On the panel are Birmingham News political cartoonist Scott Stantis and Press-Register reporter Brian Lyman. Topic include the House vote to eliminate the sales tax on food, in which there at least one Democratic Representative admits he used other members’ voting machines to cast votes for the measure. Republicans argue against the bill because, among other things, it will benefit illegal immigrants.
Original Air Date: 4/13/2008 Ken Hare, Keivan Deravi, and the income gap.
“For The Record” is a half an hour this week as Alabama Public Television airs an episode of “NOW on PBS” that looks at Alabama’s tax structure. Ken Hare, Editorial Page Editor for “The Montgomery Advertiser” will join Tim Lennox in talking with Auburn University Montgomery Economics Professor Keivan Deravi, Ph.D. about Alabama’s economy. They will also discuss a recently released study showing Alabama’s gap between the highest and lowest incomes has widen at a rate placing the state among the top state’s with income inequities.
Original Air Date: 4/6/2008 Rep. John Knight
Rep. John Knight chairs the House Government Appropriations Committee. The committee passed a more than 2 billion dollar State General Fund budget this week. Knight will discuss the budget that funds government services like State Troopers, Medicaid, Corrections and Public Health. Steve Chiotakis, Morning Anchor for WBHM-FM in Birmingham will be among the Alabama Journalists discussing the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 3/30/2008 State Representative Marcel Black
State Representative Marcel Black believes a bill allowing and taxing bingo will bring needed revenue to the state’s Medicaid program. A Democrat from Tuscumbia, Black explains how his bill would work. Black will talk about his bill and other legislative issues. Steve Chiotakis Morning Anchor for WBHM-FM in Birmingham will be among the Alabama journalists questioning Black and reviewing the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 3/21/2008 Adjutant General A.C. Blalock
Five years after the start of the Iraq Invasion, the Adjutant General of the Alabama National Guard, A.C. Blalock joins us. Our panel of journalists will discuss the Guard’s role in the war and how much longer an American Military presence will be needed there. Hunter Ford from the “Western Star” and Sebastian Kitchen of the “Press-Register" join Tim Lennox.
Original Air Date: 3/14/2008 Christopher Cox
Tim Lennox speaks with Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Christopher Cox.
Original Air Date: 3/7/2008 Democratic Party Chair Joe Turnham
Democratic Party Chair Joe Turnham is our Newsmaker guest. He’ll answer question from our panel of journalists about the Democratic race for President, whether or not a “brokered” convention is possible, the role of “super delegates” and more.
Original Air Date: 2/29/2008 State Representative David Grimes
Our News guest on tonight's FTR will be State Representative David Grimes, (R), Montgomery, is now in his second term in the Alabama House. He serves on the Banking and Insurance, Commerce, and Internal Affairs Committees.
Original Air Date: 2/24/2008 State Representative Barry Mask
State Representative Barry Mask is a Republican from Wetumpka. Mask will discuss the bills the House has been able to pass so far this session. He will also outline the important issues he believes lawmakers should tackle.
Original Air Date: 2/17/2008 APTV's Award-Winning News Show.
For The Record has been praised as one of the top news programs in the country. Exploring both state headlines and offering in-depth coverage on the stories that matter most to Alabamians.

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