Beginning in May, KSEE 24, NBC’s Fresno affiliate, will air “The Maddy Report,” a 30-minute public affairs television program on issues impacting Central California. The inaugural program will be Saturday, May 27, at 9 pm.
The first program will explore “The State Bond Proposal: What Could It Mean for the Valley?” The guests will be:
• Assemblyman Juan Arambula, D-Fresno
• Assemblyman David Cogdill, R-Modesto
• Dan Walters, columnist for the Sacramento Bee
• Don Jackson, chairman of The Maddy Institute
• Diana Dooley, Maddy Institute board member and general counsel and vice president of Children’s Hospital Central California
• Jim Boren, Maddy Institute board member and editorial page editor of The Fresno Bee
Mark Keppler, executive director of the Maddy Institute, will moderate.
In the following months, additional installments of “The Maddy Report” will be aired addressing issues critical to the region.
“The goal of ‘The Maddy Report’ is to provide a balanced, fact-based and thought-provoking examination issues facing the region, state and nation,” said Keppler. “We are pleased to be partnering with KSEE 24 on this project.”
Don Jackson, the chair of The Maddy Institute, agreed, noting, ” The Maddy Report’ will, undoubtedly, advance our mission of assisting in the development of a more informed and involved electorate.”
Todd McWilliams, general manager for KSEE 24, stated, “As the Central Valley’s leader in community affairs, we believe it is our obligation to present high, quality, local programming like The Maddy Report.’ This program is just another example of our commitment to this community.”
Dr. John D. Welty, president of California State University, Fresno, noted that “… as our region’s premier engaged University, we take seriously our obligation to encourage the free and open debate of ideas. We hope these programs help inform the public on the important issues to our region.”
The Kenneth L. Maddy Institute at California State University, Fresno was established in 1999 by the California Legislature in honor of State Senator Ken Maddy, whose 28 years of public service demonstrated the successful application of personal integrity, legislative know-how and bipartisanship to the governance of the State of California.
The Maddy Institute mission includes providing non-partisan, interdisciplinary and fact-driven analysis of public policy issues impacting our region and state. The Institute also provides practical training for local officials and civic leaders, fellowships for Fresno State students with local state and federal legislators, as well as symposia and extension courses on a range of topics relating to public policy and public administration.
For more information about The Kenneth L. Maddy Institute, call 559.294.9119 or e-mail Keppler at mkepplercsufresno.edu.
For more information contained in this release, please go to the following Web sites: www.maddinstitute.org