TENNESSEE CAPITOL REPORT debuts its third season as a 30-minute show on Tennessee’s Public Television stations this Sunday. Shot on location at the State Capitol in Nashville, the show offers in-depth interviews and behind-the-scenes video covering Tennessee’s Legislature.

This weekend, airing Sunday morning, January 29 at 10:00 a.m., the program offers an overview of the 110th General Assembly’s 2017 session, which opened on January 10th as well as a look ahead to Gov. Bill Haslam’s State of the State address before a joint convention of the Tennessee House and Senate on January 30th.

Featured on this episode are the top leaders in Tennessee government:
Lt. Governor and Speaker of the Senate Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge)
Speaker of the House Beth Harwell (R-Nashville)
And making a special guest appearance, Gov. Bill Haslam

“We’re truly honored to have all three of the state’s top leaders on the show,” said producer Tim Weeks. “The General Assembly returns from recess on January 30th to begin work on the state budget and other legislation and hosting the Governor for the State of the State address is a tradition the Legislature does by invitation every year,” he said.

“With a 2-billion-dollar surplus, the General Assembly can certainly address many needs this year, but Gov. Haslam is also proposing an increase in the gas tax to deal with a backlog of transportation infrastructure projects, so it will be interesting to hear to our government leaders lay the groundwork for their priorities,” Weeks added.

“Tennesseans get a daily diet of news from Capitol Hill in Nashville when the General Assembly is in session,” continued Weeks, “but TENNESSEE CAPITOL REPORT aims to offer more depth to the personalities of state leaders who are shaping these issues.” Hosted by TV and radio personality Chip Hoback, TENNESSEE CAPITOL REPORT is produced by award-winning producer Tim Weeks of TWAPictures in Nashville.

TN Capitol Building

TN Capitol Building
Gov. Bill Haslam

TN Capitol Building
Speaker of the House Beth Harwell

TN Capitol Building
Lt. Gov. McNally


Sunday, January 29 at 10:00 AM (CT)

Sunday, January 29 at 9:00 AM (CT)

East Tennessee PBS/Knoxville
Sunday, January 29 at 9:00 AM (ET)

Sunday, January 29 at 9:00 AM (ET)

Sunday, January 29 at 10:30 AM (CT)

Sunday, January 29 at 10:30 AM (CT)

ONLINE viewing is also available after
the initial television broadcast on YouTube, which is linked at these station web sites:







TENNESSEE CAPITOL REPORT is posted on YouTube by WKNO and linked to the station web sites.

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This project is funded with support from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and by the following members of the Tennessee Credit Union League: Bowater Employees Credit Union, Enrichment Federal Credit Union, First South Financial Credit Union, Kimberly Clark Credit Union, and US Community Credit Union.

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