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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.
Original Air Date: 2/10/2008 Alabama Senate Deputy President Pro-Tem Wendell Mitchell
Alabama Senate Deputy President Pro-Tem Wendell Mitchell will be our newsmaker guest following the opening week of the 2008 Legislative Session. Mitchell is a Democrat, but told the Montgomery Advertiser recently: “"I'm proud to be a Demo­crat, but I check that party mantle at the door of the Sen­ate. I am very appreciative to have support from my Demo­crat friends and my Republi­can friends”. The Alabama GOP is not quite as happy…two Autauga County Republican elected officials who supported Mitchell for re-election have been told by GOP Party officials they will not be allowed to run for re-election as Republicans. That’s one of the topics we’ll discuss with Senator Mitchell. TBA
Original Air Date: 2/3/2008 Dr. Gregory Fitch
Greg Fitch, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education. Fitch presented to lawmakers the agency's budget for the next fiscal year. He also talked about the unified budget involving the money individual schools are wanting. Fitch will discuss budget concerns for the next fiscal year. He will also talk about other measure A.CH.E. wants to see passed. Bob Martin, Editor and Publisher of the "Montgomery Independent" will be among the journalists discussing the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 1/27/2008 Alabama School Superintendent Joe Morton
Alabama School Superintendent Joe Morton is the newsmaker guest in this week’s FTR. We’ll ask about the recent report giving the state an average grade, and other education issues. Julius White from WVAS Radio in Montgomery will be one of the journalists asking questions and discussing the weeks’ news.
Original Air Date: 1/20/2008 On the Road from Huntsville
“For the Record” goes on the road to for a special “Week In Review” from Huntsville. John Ehinger of “The Huntsville Times will be among the panel of journalists discussing the events of the past week and looking at some special events occurring in the Huntsville area. Huntsville Mayor Loretta Spencer will be the news maker guest. You can submit questions by calling 1-800-239-5239 extension 6 or you can email your question to ftr@aptv.org.
Original Air Date: 1/13/2008 State Representative Mac Gipson
State Representative Mac Gipson provides his thoughts on what the 2008 Regular Session will be like. Gipson is a Republican from Prattville. He sits on the House Education Appropriations Committee. Gipson will also answer your questions. Submit your questions by calling 1-800-239-5239 extension 6 or you can email your question to ftr@aptv.org. Also Dave White of the “Birmingham News” will be part of the journalists reviewing the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 1/6/2008 State Senator Quinton Ross
The 2008 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature begins in a month. State Senator Quinton Ross a Democrat from Montgomery will discuss the major issues lawmakers will be looking to address. Ken Hare from the “Montgomery Advertiser” and Sebastian Kitchen of the “Press-Register” will review the top stories of the past week.
Original Air Date: 12/30/2007 State Health Officer Dr. Don Williamson
For The Record re airs conversations with a couple of newsmakers. State Health Officer Dr. Don Williamson talks about concerns over drug resistant staph. Meanwhile, the Executive Director of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education Greg Fitch, PhD. discusses finding a way to regulate schools offering diplomas with little or no oversight. Williamson was interviewed in October. Fitch appeared on the show in November.
Original Air Date: 12/23/2007 Looking Back at 2007 Part 2
The lack of rain became a major issue for people throughout the state. The drought caused an old battle to resurface, water wars between Georgia, Alabama and Florida. The words between the Governors of the three state caused President Bush to bring the parties together for peace talks. The final segment in “For The Record’s” look back at 2007 also a ban on lawmakers working for postsecondary and a feud between the Attorney General and a large amount of District Attorneys from across the state.
Original Air Date: 12/16/2007 2007 Year in Review
A Senator punches a fellow lawmakers and Alabama a company decides to build a huge plant in Alabama. Those are a couple of the stories gathering headlines in Alabama. State Senator Charles Bishop hits State Senator Lowell. The punch closes a contentious session in the Senate. German steel maker ThyssenKrupp announces a 3500 acre $3.7 billion carbon and stainless steel plant will be built in Calvert north of Mobile. The stories will be discussed as part of “For The Record’s” look back at 2007.
Original Air Date: 12/9/2007 Looking Back at 2007
“For The Record” looks back at some of the events of 2007. The program features topics and guests from the program. The Governor Bob Riley takes the Oath of Office for his second term, the 2007 Regular Session begins, and the state’s two year college system loses its chancellor. Those are some of the items looked at in the program.
Original Air Date: 12/9/2007 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: 12/2/2007 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: 11/30/2007 Ken Hare and Bill Perkins
Ken Hare Editorial Page Editor of “The Montgomery Advertiser,” and Bill Perkins Editorial Page Editor for “The Dothan Eagle” will discuss the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 11/25/2007 Author Philip Beidler on Vietnam and Iraq
We'll talk with Philip Beidler, the University of Alabama English Professor who's new book is "American Wars American Peace, Notes from a Son of the Empire". Beidler is a Vietnam combat veteran, and his book explores the connections between that war and the ongoing war in Iraq. On the panel: All Benn, columnist for the Montgomery Advertiser, and Dana Beyerle, The NY Times Regional Newspapers.
Original Air Date: 11/25/2007 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: 11/18/2007 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: 11/18/2007 The Alabama Ethics Law
The Alabama Ethics Law is almost 30 years old, but there are remains confusion from public officials and employees on who the law covers and how to properly file the required forms. Jim Sumner serves as Director of the Alabama Ethics Commission. He will explain the Alabama Ethics Law. He will also take viewer questions and talk with three Alabama journalists including John Ehinger from the “Huntsville Times.”
Original Air Date: 11/18/2007 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: 11/11/2007 Gregory Fitch
Gregory Fitch is the Executive director for the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, ACHE. ACHE is concerned about schools they refer to as diploma mills, places offering academic degrees and diplomas with little academic study and without the backing of official state accrediting agencies. Legislation to give ACHE more power to address the issue did not pass during the last legislative session because of the long impasse on bills in the Senate, but Fitch says they will continue to push the legislation. Fitch will discuss this issue and other with our panel of Alabama journalists including Markeshia Ricks of the “Anniston Star” and Dana Beyerle from the “New York times Regional Newspapers.” He will also take viewer questions when they call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 11/4/2007 Alabama Arise
Kimble Forrister is the State Coordinator for Alabama Arise. Alabama Arise is a made of community groups, civic clubs, religious organizations, and local foundations working together to help improve the lives of low income people and families. Forrister will discuss legislative items the group would like to see the Alabama Legislature address. He also will outline programs and initiatives aimed at improving the prospects for people in the state. He will also take viewer questions and talk with Brian Lyman from the “Press-Register,” Steve Chiotakes from WBHM-FM Birmingham and Julius White from WVAS-FM Montgomery.
Original Air Date: 10/30/2007 Presumption of Guilt?
Jurors about to considering the charges against a defendant are instructed to presume a defendant is innocent. The prosecution must prove a defendant is guilty of the crimes he’s been charged with, not the other way around. That “presumption of innocence” is a brick in the foundation of American law, and yet it is not specifically written into the U.S. or Alabama Constitutions. On Tuesday, October 30th at 8:00 pm, an APT “For The Record – Focus” presentation will examine that presumption, including the case of an Alabama man charged with sexual crimes against children. The defendant says he was immediately treated as guilty in some media reports. Nationally, the Duke Lacrosse, O.J. Simpson, Richard Jewell and most recently, the Michael Vick cases were all grist for the media mill. Were the defendants afforded that presumption of innocence or treated as guilty from the beginning? We’ll explore the question of guilt and innocence with a potential Alabama jury pool…is there bias against defendants? And should reporters and the general public join jurors in presuming innocence? We’ll talk with journalists and journalism students, with defense attorneys and prosecutors, about whether the media sometimes creates a “presumption of guilt” for Alabamians charged with crimes.
Original Air Date: 10/26/2007 Dr. Don Williamson on Flu Shots
State Health Officials want people to get their flu shots. Flu shots are considered one of the best ways to avoid getting the virus. State Health Officer Dr. Don Williamson will address concerns of a flu pandemic and the department’s work to have the state ready. He will also take viewer questions when they call 1-866-552-0025. Jim Van Anglen from the “Press-Register” will be among the three Alabama journalists reviewing the events of the past week and talking with Dr. Williamson.
Original Air Date: 10/19/2007 Joe Reed, President of ADC
Joe Reed is the President of the Alabama Democratic Conference(ADC). The ADC is a powerful black Democratic organization, and Reed says the group's endorsement goes a long way toward a candidate winning in Alabama. Over the weekend, the ADC endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton for President. Reed talks about the group's endorsement and other issues. He will also take viewer questions when viewers call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 10/14/2007 Susan Parker, Ph.D.
Susan Parker, Ph.D. is in her first term on the Alabama Public Service Commission. The Public Service Commission regulates public utilities and commercial transportation. Parker will discuss the challenges facing the PSC especially energy supply and demand and utility rates. She will also take viewer questions when they call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 10/7/2007 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: 10/5/2007 State Senator Zeb Little
State Senator Zeb Little is a Democrat from Cullman. Little serves as Senate Majority Leader. Little talks about the prospects for a special session, and healing the rift in the Senate that is stopping work in the upper chamber. He will also take questions when viewers call 1-866-552-0025. Kim Price from the "Wetumpka Herald" will be among the journalists reviewing the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 9/30/2007 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: 9/28/2007 Major General A.C. Blalock
Major General A.C. Blalock is the Adjutant General of the Alabama National Guard. Blaock discusses the status of the Guard. He will also take viewer questions when they call 1-866-552-0025. Leada Gore from the "Hartselle Enquirer," Kim Price with the "Wetumpka Herald," and Barbara Bobo of the "West Alabama Gazette" will talk with Blalock and discuss the stories making headlines in Alabama.
Original Air Date: 9/23/2007 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: 9/23/2007 Alcohol and Drug Addiction Impact on Alabama
September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. Mike McLemore, Vice-President of Alabama Voices for Recovery, discusses the impact alcohol and drug addiction has on society. He will also take viewer questions when they call 1-866-552-0025. Alabama journalists Leada Gore from the “Hartselle Inquirer,” Bob Lowry of “Huntsville Times,” and Jim Merlini from “Metro Source News” will review the stories making headlines around Alabama.

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