TENNESSEE CAPITOL REPORT concludes 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 on Sunday morning, May 21st, the program highlights the 2017 session of the 110th General Assembly and several bills which Governor Haslam has now signed into law. Featured on this episode are:

Sen. Mark Norris, (R-Collierville), Senate Republican Leader – Improve Act
Sen. Bo Watson (R-Hixson), Chair, Senate Finance, Ways & Means Committee – State Budget
Sen. Mike Bell (R-Riceville) – Broadband Access
Rep. David Hawk (R-Greeneville) – Broadband Access
Sen. Jack Johnson (R-Franklin) – Pre-emption of Local Drug Possession Decriminalization
Sen. Joey Hensely (R-Hohenwald) – 20-Week Abortion Limits

Also on the show is a feature segment about the resolution calling for the removal of President James K. Polk’s tomb from the capitol grounds to his ancestral home in Columbia, TN. The resolution passed the Senate in March, but the House has postponed consideration to January 2018.

“There is something for everybody in this week’s show,” said producer Tim Weeks. “The ending of the session illustrated some of the divisions among House Republicans on tax and spending issues, but the 110th General Assembly found a way to address Tennessee’s transportation needs while advancing education and safety in this year’s budget.”

Produced to offer Tennesseans insight into the issues and personalities guiding the General Assembly, TENNESSEE CAPITOL REPORT is hosted by TV and radio personality Chip Hoback and produced by award-winning producer Tim Weeks of TWAPictures in Nashville.

TN Capitol Building

TN Capitol Building
Sen. Mark Norris

TN Capitol Building
Sen. Bo Watson

TN Capitol Building
Host Chip Hoback

TN Capitol Building
James K. Polk Tomb, Nashville, TN


Sunday, May 21 at 10:00 AM (CT)

Sunday, May 21 at 9:00 AM (CT)

East Tennessee PBS/Knoxville
Sunday, May 21 at 9:00 AM (ET)

Sunday, May 21 at 9:00 AM (ET)

Sunday, May 21 at 10:30 AM (CT)

Sunday, May 21 at 9:30 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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