FACT SHEET TITLE: INSIDE WASHINGTON XIX LENGTH: 52/30 NOLA CODE: INSD 1901-1952 SD-Base Revision 001 CATEGORY: News & Public Affairs OFFERED: Spring 2007 RELEASE: April 27, 2007 CONTRACT TERMS: Unlimited use between 6:30 p.m. (ET) Friday and midnight (local time) Sunday through April 20, 2008. Contract is non-exclusive is non-exclusive in the following markets: Washington, DC; Harrisburg, PA; Lynchburg, VA; Charleston, SC; Birmingham, AL; Little Rock, AR; and Tulsa, OK. Noncommercial cable, school re-record, simulcast and video-on-demand rights have been granted. PROGRAM SUPPLIER: Allbritton Communications Presentations PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: For more than 20 years, Inside Washington has provided insightful analysis on the week’s top stories from the nation’s capital. Moderated by veteran newsman Gordon Peterson, Inside Washington brings together a distinguished group of panelists, including Pulitzer Prize-winning columnists Charles Krauthammer and Colby King, National Public Radio's Nina Totenberg, Newsweek's Evan Thomas and columnist Mark Shields from NewsHour With Jim Lehrer. PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS: Use above for listing. A press release and host biography are included. All materials, including photography, are available in the catalog section of APTonline.org. -more- Company via APT INSIDE WASHINGTON XIX 2 FACT SHEET PRODUCTION DATE: © 2007-2008 Allbritton Communications Company UNDERWRITER: None BROADCAST HISTORY: The series airs on WJLA-TV and WETA in Washington, D.C. RELATED MERCHANDISE: This program is NOT available on home video. Individual viewer purchase: Episode transcripts are available on www.insidewashington.tv. VIEWER INQUIRIES: Allbritton Communications Company 1000 Wilson Blvd., Suite 2700 Arlington, VA 22209 WEB SITE: www.insidewashington.tv COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT: Dawn Anderson American Public Television (617) 338-4455, ext. 149 [email protected] 1/15/07 CONTACT: Dawn Anderson (617) 338-4455, ext. 149 [email protected] PRESS RELEASE INSIDE WASHINGTON XIX Esteemed Public Affairs Series Returns to Public Television For more than 25 years, Inside Washington has been bringing the best and brightest journalists together to analyze the week’s most notable news events. Providing an informed understanding of the national and international political scene, Inside Washington’s celebrated panel tackles controversy with wit, humor and an insider’s perspective. A new season of Inside Washington airs weekly on public television stations nationwide beginning April 27, 2007 (check local listings). The long-running series always has its hand on the pulse of Washington, while also keeping an eye on the far-reaching implications of decisions made in the nation’s capital. Inside Washington has a devoted following, appealing to the nation’s leaders — presidents, members of Congress, Embassy officials, Supreme Court justices, lobbyists, public relations executives, business leaders and journalists. Host Gordon Peterson, award-winning Washington anchorman, has been covering news in the nation’s capital for more than 30 years. A multi-award winning reporter, writer and producer Peterson epitomizes the best of Washington’s news corps. His many honors include: the Ted Yates Memorial Award, multiple Emmys, the Chicago International Film Festival Award and the Veterans Administration Involvement Award. Each week, Peterson is joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnists Charles Krauthammer and Colby King, National Public Radio's Nina Totenberg, Newsweek's Evan Thomas and columnist Mark Shields from NewsHour With Jim Lehrer. Each panelist brings a distinctive viewpoint and years of political experience to the Inside Washington dialogue. -more- INSIDE WASHINGTON XIX /2 PRESS RELEASE Produced in 2007-2008, Inside Washington XIX is supplied by Allbritton Communications Company and presented by American Public Television through the Exchange service at no cost to public television stations nationwide. About American Public Television For 46 years, American Public Television (APT) has been a prime source of programming for the nation’s public television stations. APT distributes more than 300 new program titles per year and has 10,000 hours of programming in its library. It is responsible for many public television milestones including the first HD series and the 2006 launch of the Create™ channel featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming. APT is known for its leadership in identifying innovative, worthwhile and viewer-friendly programming. It has established a tradition of providing public television stations with program choices that strengthen and customize their schedules, such as JFK: Breaking the News, Battlefield Britain, Globe Trekker, Rick Steves' Europe, Great Museums, Jacques Pépin: Fast Food My Way, America's Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, Broadway: The Golden Age, Lidia's Family Table, California Dreamin’ – The Songs of The Mamas & the Papas, Rosemary and Thyme, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home, The Big Comfy Couch, Monarchy With David Starkey, and other prominent documentaries, dramatic series, how-to programs and classic movies. For more information about APT's programs and services, visit APTonline.org. ### 1/15/07 HOST BIOGRAPHY GORDON PETERSON W*USA’s Gordon Peterson, the “dean of anchors,” according to the Washington Post, has been covering news in the nation’s capital for 31 years. He has anchored W*USA’s 6pm and 11pm news broadcasts since 1971 and has served as moderator and producer of the nationally distributed Inside Washington since 1988. One of the nation’s senior leading news anchors, Peterson also is an award-winning reporter, writer and producer whose documentary work has taken him to Northern Ireland, Israel, South Africa, Nicaragua, El Salvador, France, Rome, Cambodia, Kuwait and elsewhere. Peterson has won several Emmy awards in the “News Anchor” category, as well as Emmys for writing and producing documentaries and series such as “Journey to Normandy,” on the 50th anniversary of D-Day; “The Cambodian People, No Place to Call Home,” dealing with Cambodian refugees and “Faces of Israel,” on the impact of war in Lebanon on Israelis and Palestinians. Peterson’s award-winning series, “Triana, Alabama, a Bad Case of the DDT’s,” detailed the health problems suffered by residents of a small, southern, predominantly AfricanAmerican town who had unknowingly ingested DDT put into their ecosystem by a local chemical plant. In 1979, at the height of “the troubles” in Northern Ireland, Peterson produced the Emmy awardwinning documentary, “Children of Belfast,” a study of the effects of years of civil strife on the city’s children. Peterson returned to Northern Ireland 19 years later to examine the impact of the cease-fire and Good Friday agreement on another generation of the country’s children. “Lessons in Peace” garnered three 1999 Emmy awards. A former U.S. Marine officer, Peterson has often reported on problems and challenges facing the U.S. military and veterans, including the case of a blind veteran who committed suicide after his benefits were cut off. More recently, Peterson has reported on the financial struggles enlisted personnel face in trying to house their families in the Washington area. Peterson is a recipient of the Veteran Administration Involvement award and on May 30th of this year, was the guest of honor at the Marine Corps’ War Memorial Sunset Parade. Peterson has covered each of the Democratic and Republican National conventions, as well as the major presidential primaries since 1972. Most recently, he covered the 2000 Iowa presidential caucuses and New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary, as well as a number of pre-primary debates. Peterson’s productions have won first place awards in the Chicago International Film Festival as well as a CINE Golden Eagle award. His work also has received a number of Society of Professional Journalists Dateline awards, including an award for his 1995 series on the anniversary of the fall of Saigon. -more- INSIDE WASHINGTON XIX/ 2 HOST BIOGRAPHY In June of 2000, Peterson received two Emmy awards from the Washington Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences — one for “Best Anchor” and another for his reports on the return of Congressman John Lewis and other veterans of the civil rights struggles of the 1960s to Montgomery, Birmingham and Selma, Alabama. Peterson was the recipient of an Emmy award in 2001 for writing. Additionally, he was awarded two Chesapeake APT Broadcasters Association awards for his coverage of the 2000 presidential campaign in the “Outstanding Reporting” and “Outstanding Commentary” categories. Peterson earned a third Chesapeake award for “Outstanding Public Affairs Program” for his story on affordable housing. A member of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Hall of Fame, Peterson is also the recipient of the prestigious Ted Yates Memorial award as an “Outstanding Journalist of Exceptional Merit,” an award given only by unanimous vote of the board of directors of the Washington Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Before joining W*USA, Peterson covered news and sports for then CBS-owned WEEI radio in Boston, Massachusetts and for CBS radio. Prior to that he was the news director of CBS affiliate WNEB radio in his hometown of Worcester, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and attended Georgetown University. ### INSIDE WASHINGTON PANELISTS Colby King Since 1990, Colby King, deputy editor of The Washington Post , has written about national, local and international topics, as well as a weekly column under his own byline. King was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, and was a finalist for both the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for commentary and the 2000 ASNE Distinguished Writing Award for commentary/column writing. He is also a commentator for WTOP, a Washington, D.C. talk-radio station. Charles Krauthammer Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary, Charles Krauthammer writes a syndicated column for The Washington Post that appears in over 140 newspapers worldwide. He also writes a monthly essay for TIME magazine, is a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and The New Republic, serves on the editorial boards of The National Interest and The Public Interest, and is a contributor to FOX News. Mark Shields Nationally syndicated columnist and pundit Mark Shields has been on the political playing field since Robert F. Kennedy ran for president in 1968. After years of managing campaigns from the courthouse to the White House, Shields is now one of the most widely recognized commentators in the United States. He appears each week on the NewsHour With Jim Lehrer, where, since 1987, he has teamed with conservatives such as David Gergen, Paul Gigot and David Brooks to provide the program's principal political analysis. Evan Thomas Evan Thomas has been assistant managing editor at Newsweek since 1991. He is the magazine's lead writer on major news stories and the author of many longer features, including Newsweek's special behind-the-scenes issues on presidential elections, and more than a hundred cover stories. Thomas was pivotal in spearheading Newsweek's award-winning coverage on the war on terror from the Washington, D.C. bureau. His reporting and writing on the tragic terror events of September 11, 2001 and the Iraq War contributed to Newsweek's being honored with the most prestigious awards in the magazine industry — the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2002 and 2004. Nina Totenberg Nina Totenberg is National Public Radio's award-winning legal affairs correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR's critically acclaimed newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition. Totenberg's coverage of the Supreme Court and legal affairs has won her widespread recognition.