Starting Sunday, April 5, KFSN – ABC 30 will begin airing “The Maddy Report,” a weekly 30-minute public affairs television program on issues impacting California and the San Joaquin Valley. The show will air as part of their Sunday News and public affairs lineup that includes “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” “Valley Focus” and “Latino Life.”
While “This Week” will focus on national and international issues, “The Maddy Report” will continue to focus on issues of state and regional importance. Guests on the April 5 “Maddy Report” will be the leaders of the California Senate, Sen Pro Tem (Democratic Leader) Kevin DeLeon (D – Los Angeles) and Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R – Diamond Bar), who will discuss their goals for this year’s legislative session.
Mark Keppler, the Kenneth L. Maddy professor of public affairs at California State University, Fresno and executive director of the Maddy Institute will continue to moderate the program.
“The goal of The Maddy Report is to provide a balanced and thought-provoking examination of issues facing California and the San Joaquin Valley, and to do so in a non-partisan manner with the state and region’s top policy experts and political leaders,” Keppler said. “Our top priority has been, and will continue to be, to keep Valley residents informed of the important public policy issues that directly impact their lives. As a result, we are delighted to be joining the ABC 30’s Sunday public affairs lineup.”
Dan Adams, president and general manager for ABC 30 said, “As the Central Valley’s news leader, we strive to provide the best possible public affairs discussions to our viewers. “The Maddy Report” will be a strong and welcome addition to our Sunday public affairs lineup.”
While “The Maddy Report” will no longer air locally on KVPT (Valley PBS) or KSEE 24 (NBC – Fresno), it will continue to air on the California Channel, statewide. Beginning in April the program will also air Charter Communications, a Southern California cable provider. Past programs will also be available on You Tube and on the Maddy Institute website.
The program will continue to be taped in Sacramento at the California Channel studios across from the State Capitol.
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. Among its other public affairs offerings are:
- “The Maddy Report – Valley Views Edition,” a weekly one-hour public affairs radio program each Sunday from 10 to 11 am on Newstalk 580 – KMJ
- “El Informe Maddy,” a weekly half hour Spanish language public affairs television program each Sunday at 7 am on KFTV 21, Unvision’s Fresno affiliate,
- “The Maddy Daily,” a free e-newsletter that chronicles politics and policy issues in the San Joaquin Valley that has over 12,000 subscribers and
- The Maddy Associates Lecture Series
The Institute also provides legislative internships for Valley students with local state and federal legislators, as well as fellowships for graduate study in public administration, public affairs and public policy.
For more information about The Kenneth L. Maddy Institute, contact the institute at 559.278.1113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.