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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.
Original Air Date: 9/16/2007 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: 9/14/2007 Troops Home By Christmas?
General David Petraeus says some 6,000 U.S. troops could be home by Christmas, but it will be next summer before American forces are down to pre-surge levels. Petraeus’s report and remembering 9/11 will be among the stories three Alabama journalists will discuss. Ken Hare from the “Montgomery Advertiser,” Brian Lyman from The Mobile Press-Register,” and Hunter Ford of the “Western Star” will analyze the stories making headlines during the past week. In addition, Rep. Alvin Holmes, (D) Montgomery will join the panel to discuss legislative issues, as well as take your calls.
Original Air Date: 9/9/2007 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: 9/9/2007 Troop Surge in Iraq
A report on the success of the U.S. troop surge in Iraq is slated to be presented next week. The report is expected to give some guidance on future action in the country. James Rinehart an Associate Professor of International Relations and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Troy University discusses what the report might contain and the social and political dynamics in Iraq. Also Dana Beyerle from the "New York Times Regional Newspapers," Dave White from the "Birmingham News," and Bob Martin with the "Montgomery Independent" will review the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 8/31/2007 Jim Bennett
Heading into the Labor Day Holiday, "For The Record" talks with Jim Bennett from the Alabama Labor Department. Bennett is a former journalist, State Senator, and Secretary of State. Bennett discusses labor relations in Alabama and takes viewers phone calls. The number to dial is 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 8/24/2007 State Representative John Knight
State Representative John Knight chairs the House Government Appropriations Committee. The committee is responsible for allocating money for state agencies like Public Safety, Medicaid, and the Department of Human Resources. Knight will discuss funding for state agencies and other issues facing the state. He will take viewer questions when they call 1-866-552-0025. Knight will also talk with three Alabama journalists including Bill Perkins from the “Dothan Eagle,” and Kim Price from the “Wetumpka Herald.”
Original Air Date: 8/17/2007 Sebastian Kitchen, Jim Merlini, and Bob Lowry
Sebastian Kitchen with the Mobile Press-Register, Jim Merlini of Metro Source News, and Bob Lowry with the Huntsville Times will discuss the events of the past week. The Alabama journalists will provide insight on the top stories affecting Alabama.
Original Air Date: 8/10/2007 Siegelman Attorney Susan James
Former Governor Don Siegelman is serving his sentence in a federal prison in Louisiana. Siegelman was sentenced to more than seven years in the federal bribery case. Susan James is one of Siegelman’s attorneys. James will talk about the ongoing appeal process from our panel: Sebastain Kitchen, "Press-Register," Eileen Jones, WSFA-TV Montgomery, and Scott Stantis, "The Birmingham News". She will also take viewer questions when viewers call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 8/3/2007 Jim Sumner, Director of the Alabama Ethics Commission
Jim Sumner is the Director of the Alabama Ethics Commission. The Ethics Commission is responsible for enforcing Alabama’s Ethics Law. Sumner will discuss current issues such as legislators working for other state agencies and efforts to educate public officials on the law. He will take viewer calls and talk with Alabama journalists Bob Martin from the Montgomery Independent, Ken Hare from The Montgomery Advertiser, and Dave White with the Birmingham News.
Original Air Date: 7/27/2007 Alabama Agriculture and Industries Commissioner Ron Sparks
Alabama Agriculture and Industries Commissioner Ron Sparks provides an update on the condition of Alabama crops. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agriculture Statistics Service, three weeks of rain has lowered the areas suffering from exceptional drought conditions to 24.6% an improvement of more than 17% from the previous week. Sparks discusses the correlation between the recent rain and crop production. He will also talk about revelations of certain drugs found in food imported from China into the United States. Sparks will also take viewer questions when they call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 7/20/2007 Did Siegelman need to be shackled?
44 former state attorneys general call on Congress to investigate political prosecution of Don Siegelman. Was the fly- around in shackles just good security or a way to humiliate him? Frances Coleman, The Press-Register; Julius White, WVAS Radio, Montgomery, and Chris Holmes, WSFA TV, Montgomery discuss.
Original Air Date: 7/13/2007 Alabama Securities Commission Executive Director Joe Borg
Alabama Securities Commission Executive Director Joe Borg told Congress regulations need to be in place to protect investors from public offerings of hedge funds and private equity firms. Borg testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Subcommittee on Domestic Policy. He serves as the President of the North American Securities Administrators Association and says the nature of hedge funds and private equity firms make it tougher for average investors to make decisions based on sound information. Borg will discuss his testimony and ongoing work to protect Alabama investors.
Original Air Date: 7/6/2007 School Affirmative Action?
The U.S. Supreme Court overturns two school affirmative action plans. A Mississippi Federal Court rules white voters were discriminated against by election officials…is it a trend? Plus, Jennifer Foster from the “Opelika-Auburn News,” and Chris Holmes from WSFA-TV Montgomery discuss the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 6/29/2007 Attorney George Beck
Attorney George Beck a lawyer in Montgomery will provide legal analysis on the sentencing of former Governor Don Siegelman and ex-HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy. He will also take viewer questions when they call 1-866-552-0025. Beck will also talk with Barbara Bobo of the "West Alabama Gazette," Bob Martin from the "Montgomery Independent," and Dave White from the "Birmingham News."
Original Air Date: 6/22/2007 The Alabama Senate Punch Heard Round The World
The Alabama Senate Punch Heard Round The World continues to cause waves, with one Democratic Senator calling on Republican Senator Charles Bishop to resign. And some of those attending a GOP political gathering gave Bishop a standing ovation. Our panel of journalists will discuss it AND the rest of the week’s news. Then our guest, Senator Quinton Ross, (D) Montgomery will discuss the punch and more. Senator Ross will also take your calls!
Original Air Date: 6/15/2007 State Representative David Grimes
State Representative David Grimes is a Republican from Montgomery. Grimes is beginning his second term and sits on the Commerce, Banking and Insurance, and Internal Affairs Committees. Grimes will discuss the 2007 Regular Session and take viewer call in questions. He will also talk to journalists Dale Jones of the “Western Star,” Kim Price from the “Wetumpka Herald,” and Tim Reeves of the “Alexander City Outlook.” They will discuss stories including the latest developments in the Alabama Senate scuffle between Senators Charles Bishop and Lowell Barron. On the last day of the session, Bishop punched Barron.
Original Air Date: 6/10/2007 Senator Hank Sanders
These are the journalists for this Friday not this past Friday: Journalists were Jim Van Anglen, “Press-Register;” Chris Holmes, WSFA-TV Montgomery; and Dana Beyerle, “New York Times Regional Newspapers.” The newsmaker was State Senator Hank Sanders Chair of the Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee.
Original Air Date: 6/1/2007 The Final Days of the 2007 Legislature
Alabama State Senator Henry Sanders discusses the Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature. Senator Sanders serves as Chair of the Senate Finance and Appropriations Education Committee. He will talk about the Education Budget the Legislature passed earlier this week. He will take viewer questions and talk with Alabama journalists Sebastian Kitchen of the "Press-Register"; Ken Hare, with the "Montgomery Advertiser"; and Jim Merlini from Metro Source News.
Original Air Date: 5/25/2007 U.S. Representative Artur Davis
U.S. Representative Artur Davis has more responsibility since the Democrats took control of the House of Representatives. Congressman Davis now sits on the powerful Ways and Means Committee. Davis will discuss current issues facing Congress like the Iraq War, immigration, and funding for various programs. He will talk with our panel of journalists Bob Lowry from the “Huntsville Times” and Bob Davis of the “Anniston Star.” He will also take viewer questions when they call 1-866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 5/18/2007 Slowdown in the Alabama Senate
State Senator Bradley Byrne is preparing to leave the deadlocked Alabama Senate for another post dealing with a troubled agency. Byrne is about to assume the title of Chancellor for the Alabama Department of Post-Secondary. The agency manages the state’s 2-year college system and there are ongoing investigations into the operations of different schools. The system has also received criticism for the number of lawmakers working for the system. Bryne leaves a Senate unable to past legislation because of an ongoing battle over operating rules. Bryne is part of the minority slowing down action in an attempt to get rule changes they believe will allow them fair representation. Sen. Bryne will discuss his old and new jobs with Butler Cain of WUAL-FM Tuscaloosa, Mitch Sneed from the Opelika-Auburn News, and Bob Martin Publisher of the Montgomery Independent
Original Air Date: 5/13/2007 Mac McArthur
The For The Record Week-In-Review panel of journalists, Ken Hare, Editorial Page Editor of the Montgomery Advertiser; Jim Merlini with Metro Source News, and Joe McAdory, Editorial Page Editor, the Opelika-Auburn News, will dissect and discuss the events of the week, including the State Senate Shutdown. Then the panel will question The Director of the Alabama State Employees Association, Mac McArthur, about a proposed pay-raise, the governor’s proposed ban on legislators holding other jobs in state government, and more. Plus you can call in your questions: 866-552-0025.
Original Air Date: 5/4/2007 Immigration Legislation
Marches were held in cities across the United States calling for action on immigration legislation. In Alabama, groups advocating reform want the state to stop working on legislation until after federal lawmakers address the issues. An advocate of immigration reform will take viewer questions and discuss the issues. Bob Lowry of the "Huntsville Times" will be among the three Alabama journalists reviewing the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 4/27/2007 Constitutional Convention?
College students want the Alabama Legislature to give citizens a chance to vote on whether a constitutional convention should be held for rewriting the Alabama Constitution. They plan on going to the statehouse to urge lawmakers to tackle the issue. Representative Demetrius Newton has a bill proposing a statewide vote on whether a constitutional convention should be held. The bill was passed out of committee and awaits action before the full House. Lenora Pate, Co-chair of Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform, Inc. will discuss the issue with and take call in questions. Bob Martin from the “Montgomery Independent,” Sebastian Kitchen from the “Press-Register,” and Dana Beyerle of the “New York Times Regional Newspapers” will be the three Alabama journalists talking about the events of the past week and talking with Pate about rewriting the Alabama Constitution.
Original Air Date: 4/20/2007 Dr. Gregory Fitch
In light of the Virginia Tech campus killings, Dr. Gregory Fitch, Executive Director of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education will discuss safety on Alabama College and University campuses. And he’ll take you calls on that subject too. Dave White, Capitol Reporter for the “Birmingham News,” Julius White, Senior Correspondent for WVAS-FM Montgomery, and John Ehinger, Editorial Page Editor for the “Huntsville Times” will discuss the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 4/15/2007 Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb
Journalists Jim Merlini, Metro Source News, Mitch Sneed, The Opelika-Auburn News, and Kim Price, The Wetumpka Herald, will join us to discuss the weeks’s events. PLUS, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb will be our guest to take questions from viewers and from the panel.
Original Air Date: 4/8/2007 State Representative Jay Love
Our three journalists will be Steve Chiotakis, WBHM Radio, Leada Gore, “Hartselle Enquirer,” and Mitch Sneed, “The Opelika-Auburn News.” State Representative Jay Love a Republican from Montgomery will be the newsmaker guest on the program. He will discuss the 2007 Regular Session and take viewer questions.
Original Air Date: 3/30/2007 Jim Sumner, Alabama Ethics Commission
The Alabama Ethics Commission is made up of five members and responsible for enforcing the State’s Ethics Law. Jim Sumner serves as the Executive Director of the Alabama Ethics Commission. Sumner handles the day to day operations of the agency. He works to make sure people covered under the law understand ethics regulations. Sumner also helps the commission handles complaints and questions. Sumner will discuss the Ethics Law and will take viewer questions. Markeshia Ricks from the "Anniston Star", Jim Van Anglen from The Mobile Register, and Chris Holmes from WFSA-TV in Montgomery will be among the three Alabama journalists discussing the events of the past week.
Original Air Date: 3/27/2007 The Supreme Court Building
A building in which The Alabama Supreme Court deliberated for a half-century may be torn down to make way for parking near the Alabama State Capitol. The structure was built in 1926 as a Scottish Rite Temple. It became state property and home to the Supreme Court because of financial upheaval during The Great Depression. Alabama Public Television will explore the curious history of the building, including an eerie tour of its decaying interior with a retired Supreme Court Justice. Following the documentary, we’ll take viewer calls for a panel of guests who are experts in the preservation of historic buildings.
Original Air Date: 3/25/2007 Greg Fitch, Ph.D
Greg Fitch, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, ACHE. ACHE oversees the state public higher education institutions monitoring programs, and curriculum. Fitch will discuss issues facing ACHE including budgeting and “diploma mills’ offering Alabamians college degrees. He will discuss those topics and more with Barbara Bobo “West Alabama Gazette,” Frances Coleman, “Press-Register,” and Bob Martin “Montgomery Independent”.
Original Air Date: 3/16/2007 State Representative Mike Hubbard
State Representative Mike Hubbard was recently elected as the Chairman of the Republican Party. Hubbard is from Auburn and serves as the Minority Leader in the House. Hubbard will talk about the start of the session. He will take viewer questions when they call 1-866-552-0025. Leada Gore from the “Hartselle Enquirer” will be among the three journalists discussing the events of the past week.

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