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Original Air Date: 1/12/2007 State Senate President Pro-Tem, Hinton Michem
Julius White, Senior Correspondent WVAS-FM Montgomery, Mitch Sneed Managing Editor, Opelika-Auburn News, and Brian Lyman, Capitol Reporter for the Anniston Star will be the three journalists discussing the latest events in Alabama and asking questions of the newly elected State Senate President Pro-Tem, Hinton Michem. The 68 year old Senator is serving his ninth term in the Legislature and was elected in a compromise between the majority Senate Democrats and the minority Republicans.
Original Air Date: 1/7/2007 Senator Lowell Baron
For The Record begins the new year as a one-hour program in prime time. A panel of Alabama journalists join veteran host Tim Lennox to examine news of the week and interview guest State Senator Lowell Baron (D). Baron served as President Pro Tempore of the Senate from 1999 - 2006.
Original Air Date: 1/5/2007 Senator Lowell Baron
For The Record begins the new year as a one-hour program in prime time. A panel of Alabama journalists join veteran host Tim Lennox to examine news of the week and interview guest State Senator Lowell Baron (D). Baron served as President Pro Tempore of the Senate from 1999 - 2006.
Original Air Date: 12/29/2006 Year in Review
Frances Coleman of the “Press-Register,” Dana Beyerle of the “New York Times Regional Newspapers, and Ken Hare with the “Montgomery Advertiser” discuss major stories of the year.
Original Air Date: 12/28/2006 Our Neighbors to the South
Richard Millett, Professor Emeritus of History at Southern Illinois University, is an expert on Latin America. He talks about the strengths and weaknesses of U.S.-Latin American relations.
Original Air Date: 12/27/2006 My Father, the President
Dorothy Bush Koch has a unique view of both Bush presidencies. She’s the daughter of former President George H.W. Bush, and sister of President George W. Bush, Jr. Koch’s biography of her father was drawn from personal experiences and stories from hundreds of the former president’s friends and acquaintances.
Original Air Date: 12/26/2006 Montgomery in Hollywood
Actor Vic Polizos, a Montgomery native and recurring character on the TV series “Jericho.”, has worked on stage, and in films and TV for decades. He talks about the entertainment industry and what it takes to build a career in such a competitive business.
Original Air Date: 12/25/2006 A Walk Through the Bible
Author Bruce Feiler walks the walk and talks the talk as he visit historical sites from the Bible
Original Air Date: 12/22/2006 Daniel Moore
The work of artist Daniel Moore has become synonymous with capturing memorable moments in sports. Moore talks about his work and the challenges in capturing those moments on canvas.
Original Air Date: 12/21/2006 Religion’s Influence
Retired Auburn University Professor David Harrell says Pentecostalism is growing in influence in Christianity. Harrell has written a book on this growing movement and how religion influences society.
Original Air Date: 12/20/2006 Cuba Without Castro
Brian Latell is a distinguished Cuba analyst and author of the book, “After Fidel: The Inside Story of Castro’s Regime and Cuba’s Next Leader.” With Fidel Castro relinquishing power due to illness, Latell discusses Cuba’s future. He will also outline options for the United States. Also, an event was held in Montgomery raise awareness about a little known disease. Lymphedema is the abnormal swelling of a body part usually an arm or leg because of an accumulation of fluid. It can happen to anyone children and adults.
Original Air Date: 12/19/2006 World Affairs Council Head
Jerry Leach, Ph.D. is the President of the World Affairs Council of America. The organization, through its local affiliates, has some 484,000 members. A former diplomat, Leach served as Director of International Economic Affairs at the National Security Council and as Regional Director of the Peace Corps
Original Air Date: 12/18/2006 Author Mark Childress
Author Mark Childress’ new book, “One Mississippi,” explores race relations in small southern town. Childress talks about what he hopes readers will learn from the book. He will also talk about the challenges a writer faces and the publishing industry. Also, members of the Selma community hope people we learn about the importance of working together from an event where competitors use teamwork to complete the race
Original Air Date: 12/15/2006 Week In Review
Leada Gore, Publisher for the “Hartselle Enquirer,” and Bob Lowery, Capitol Reporter for the “Huntsville Times,” will be among the journalists discussing the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 12/14/2006 Changing Politcal Scene
Big changes in Washington and Montgomery, with Democratic Congress getting ready to take over in January, and a Republican/Democratic coalition leading the Alabama State Senate. Tonight, we’ll feature political analysis of the changing political scene.
Original Air Date: 12/13/2006 National Guard Camp
The Alabama National Guard received federal money for a program to help young people. The $3.2 million dollars will be used to assist at-risk youth in the state. An academy aimed at teens between 16 and 18 will begin in January at Fort McClellan. Guard officials discuss the goals of the camp.
Original Air Date: 12/12/2006 Katrina Recovery And Children
People along the coast in Alabama are continuing the long road of recovering from Hurricane Katrina. “For The Record” looks at the impact of recovery efforts on children.
Original Air Date: 12/11/2006 Birmingham Southern President
David Pollick, Ph.D. serves as the President for Birmingham-Southern College. Pollick has served as president since 2004. Pollick will discuss his goals of increasing enrollment and the school’s presence in the local and academic community. Pollick will also answer viewer questions when they call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 12/8/2006 Week In Review
Three journalists discuss the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 12/7/2006 Winter Weather
The National Weather Service is using the week of December 4-8 to highlight the dangers of hazardous winter weather. Jason Wright, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Birmingham, will discuss situations for which Alabamians need to take precautions. He will also take viewer questions when they call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 12/6/2006 Religion And Politics
James Evans serves as pastor of the Auburn First Baptist Church. Evans writes a column carried in several papers around the state. Evans will discuss the impact of religious issues on state and national elections. He will also talk about church-state issues.
Original Air Date: 12/5/2006 Education Reforms
Some 14,000 Alabamians are living with AIDS. World AIDS Day was held on Friday, December 1, 2006. The day was used to highlight the threat to public health of the disease. Officials will discuss the latest treatments and education programs. Viewers can ask questions when they call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 12/4/2006 AIDS In Alabama
Some 14,000 Alabamians are living with AIDS. World AIDS Day was held on Friday, December 1, 2006. The day was used to highlight the threat to public health of the disease. Officials will discuss the latest treatments and education programs. Viewers can ask questions when they call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 12/1/2006 Week In Review
Sebastian Kitchens of the “Press-Register,” and Mitch Sneed with the “Opelika-Auburn News” will be among the journalists discussing the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 11/30/2006 Landlord Tenant Relations
The Alabama Legislature recently passed new laws governing tenants and landlords. The law sets guidelines for each party to follow. Also the Alabama Department of Youth Services has a program to help juvenile sex offenders through the use of drumming.
Original Air Date: 11/29/2006 School Transportation Safety
Joe Lightsey serves as the Director of Pupil Transportation for the Alabama Department of Education. Lightsey oversees the travel of children back and forth from schools. Lightsey will discuss issues related to the safe movement of students. He will also take viewer questions when they call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 11/28/2006 Bus Boycott
The celebration of the yearlong remembrance of the Montgomery Bus Boycott is coming to a close. Activities have been held throughout the year to honor those who participated in the boycott that launched the civil rights movement. As the events come to a close planners discuss the efforts to remind people of the importance of the bus boycott.
Original Air Date: 11/27/2006 Hospice In Alabama
November is National Hospice Month. Hospice provides care and services to terminally ill patients and their families. Officials from the state’s first hospice will discuss the work of hospice and take questions from viewers when they call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 11/24/2006 Sports In Alabama
Dee Jackson, Sports Director for WAKA-TV Montgomery will be among the guests discussing the state of sports in Alabama.
Original Air Date: 11/23/2006 New Alabama Congressmen
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: 11/23/2006 Cuba Without Castro and Lymphedema
Brian Latell is a distinguished Cuba analyst and author of the book, “After Fidel: The Inside Story of Castro’s Regime and Cuba’s Next Leader.” With Fidel Castro relinquishing power due to illness, Latell discusses Cuba’s future. He will also outline options for the United States. Also, an event was held in Montgomery to raise awareness about a little known disease. Lymphedema is the abnormal swelling of a body part usually an arm or leg because of an accumulation of fluid. It can happen to anyone children and adults.
Original Air Date: 11/22/2006 Artist Daniel Moore
The work of artist Daniel Moore has become synonymous with capturing memorable moments in sports. Moore talks about his work and the challenges in translating live action to canvas.
Original Air Date: 11/21/2006 Dealing With Diabetes
Almost one in ten adults in Alabama has diabetes. Because of that number, the state of Alabama ranks seventh in the nation for the number of people with diabetes. Experts in helping people deal with diabetes and avoid having the disease will discuss disease. Viewers can ask questions during the live 6:30 broadcast. Call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 11/20/2006 Impact Helping Alabama
Impact is a non-profit organization working to connect student volunteers with important service projects. Stephen Black founded the program and he will discuss the importance of getting students involved in worthwhile projects. He will also take viewer questions during the live 6:30 broadcast. Call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 11/17/2006 Week In Review
Brain Lyman of the “Anniston Star” will be among the journalists discussing the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 11/16/2006 Meth and Women
Crystal methamphetamine is an intense stimulate that has grown in usage. There have been efforts to address the problems of crystal meth. The legislature has passed laws in an attempt to address the problem. “For The Record” looks how the drug has impacted women in Alabama. FTR talks with women dealing with crystal meth and the programs aimed at helping them.
Original Air Date: 11/15/2006 Americans Going Hungry
Our Scheduled Guest, Pastor James Evans, has cancelled because of the severe weather. The new topic for tonight: The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a report today showing a reduction in the number of Americans who are hungry. We’ll talk with Kimble Forrister, State Coordinator of the anti-poverty group Alabama Arise about the report and other issues involving the poor.
Original Air Date: 11/14/2006 Pentagon Change Impacts Alabama Guard
Donald Rumsfeld is no longer Secretary of Defense. The Adjutant General of the Alabama National Guard Major General Mark Bowen talks about how a shift in policy could impact the deployment of the Alabama National Guard. Bowen will also take viewer questions when they call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 11/13/2006 Adoption
In fiscal year 2006, 380 children were adopted through the Alabama Department of Human Resources. It was an increase from the 325 adopted in 2005 and 315 in 2004. The Commissioner for the Alabama Department of Human Resources, Page Walley, will discuss what is being done to help the more than 600 children for which the agency is working to find an adoptive family. He will also answer questions from viewers when they call 1-866-552-0025 during the live 6:30pm broadcast.
Original Air Date: 11/10/2006 Week In Review
Mitch Sneed from the “Opelika-Auburn News” will be among the three journalists discussing the event s of the past week.
Original Air Date: 11/9/2006 U.S. Rep. Artur Davis
Alabama Congressman Artur Davis represents the Seventh Congressional District. Davis discusses efforts to improve the area that includes the Black Belt. He will also give his thoughts on current issues ranging from Iraq to the federal budget.
Original Air Date: 11/8/2006 Election Wrap
John Anzalone of Anzalone and Listz Polling and Research and Dax Swatek from Swatek and Associates review the results of the November General Election. They will discuss what the results mean for the state. They will also examine the direction of state government operations and how national results could impact Alabama.
Original Air Date: 11/7/2006 Election Day
Alabama voters go to the polls. The state will elect the leaders for state government and will vote on the seven Congressional Districts. “For The Record” will have a special live eleven o’clock program featuring comments from candidates in major races
Original Air Date: 11/6/2006 Party Chairs on Election
Alabama Democratic Party Chair Joe Turnham and Alabama Republican Party Chair Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh preview tomorrow’s elections. Cavanaugh and Turnham will outline the issues dominating campaigns. They will also answer questions from viewers when the call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 11/3/2006 Week In Review
Steve Chiotakis of WBHM-FM, Ken Hare from “The Montgomery Advertiser,” and Frances Coleman of the “Press-Register” will examine the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 11/2/2006 Chief Justice Race
Chief Justice Drayton Nabers is seeking a full term as head of the state’s highest court. The Republican was appointed to the post after serving as State Finance Director for Gov. Bob riley. Judge Sue Bell Cobb sits on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. The Democrat was a District Judge before going to the appeals court.
Original Air Date: 11/1/2006 North Korea
North Korea says it will resume talks about the country’s nuclear weapons program. The decision comes after North Korea performed an underground nuclear test. Dr. James Rinehart Chair of the Political Science Department at Troy University discusses the situation with North Korea. He will explain the long running issue of North Korea’s effort to develop a nuclear arsenal.
Original Air Date: 10/31/2006 Agriculture Commissioner Candidates
Democratic Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Ron Sparks and Republican Albert Lipscomb discuss the issues in the race for Agriculture Commissioner.
Original Air Date: 10/30/2006 Debate Preview
“For The Record” provides a preview of the three live debates that will be seen on Alabama Public Television beginning at 7:00pm. University of Alabama Political Scientist William Stewart, Ph.D. and Auburn University Montgomery Carl Grafton, Ph.D. discuss the issues and candidate responses to watch during the debates between candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General.
Original Air Date: 10/27/2006 Week In Review
Bill Perkins from “The Dothan Eagle” will be among the three journalists reviewing the events of the past week.

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