Guests Will Address Federal Response to Coronavirus Outbreak
Nexstar Brings Together More Than Seven Million Viewers Across 46 South Carolina Counties Via Television Broadcast and Livestream Video
SPARTANBURG, SC and IRVING, TX (May 18, 2020) – Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), announced today that it will host an exclusive live virtual Town Hall meeting, “South Carolina Responds: Your Questions Answered,” featuring a cross section of South Carolina’s federal, state and local government officials, and health and education leaders on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. ET. The Town Hall will include U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R), U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R), Governor Henry McMaster (R), Ted Pitts, President and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, John Tecklenburg, Mayor of Charleston City (D), Karen Riordan, CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Molly Spearman, State Superintendent of Education, and Dr. Linda Bell, SC State Epidemiologist, Department of Health and Environmental Control.
The one-hour virtual Town Hall will originate from the studios of WSPA-TV/7 News in Spartanburg, SC, and bring together more than seven million viewers across 46 counties in South Carolina via television broadcast and livestream video. The live broadcast will air from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET. Viewers can submit their questions via email to SCresponds@nexstar.tv or on social media using the hashtag #SouthCarolinaResponds. Preference will be given to those questions submitted on social media as videos rather than texts.
The television broadcast will be hosted by WSPA-TV/7News anchors, Amy Wood and Gordon Dill, WCBD-TV Anchor, Brendan Clark, and WBTW-TV Anchor, Meghan Miller. The town hall will air on six Nexstar television stations serving South Carolina including, WSPA-TV (CBS) in Spartanburg, SC, WJZY-TV (FOX) in Charlotte, NC, WSAV-TV (NBC/CW) in Savannah, GA/Hilton Head, SC, WCBD-TV (NBC/CW) in Charleston, SC, WBTW-TV (CBS) in Florence/Myrtle Beach, SC and WJBF-TV (ABC) in Augusta, GA/Aiken, SC. Local viewers may also access a livestream of the Town Hall online by visiting the website of their local Nexstar television station (see table below for list of participating stations and station website links).
The Town Hall will begin with viewer submitted questions presented to South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. That will be followed by more viewer and social media submitted questions for Senators Graham and Scott. We also will explore every aspect of the Coronavirus impact from your health and health care, to South Carolina tourism, the impacts on schools, and finally the impact on small businesses and South Carolina manufacturers.
“South Carolina residents looking to hear about the impact of the pandemic, as well as express their questions and concerns regarding the re-opening of the state’s economy, can rely on Nexstar’s local television stations to provide them the latest news and to connect them to their government and community leaders,” said Tim Busch, President of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. “We are proud to have our local stations give viewers a forum across South Carolina to connect directly to their federal legislative leaders about the re-opening process. We are grateful to South Carolina’s Senators and Governor, and everyone involved for their participation and for allowing Nexstar to serve as the host of this vitally important live event.”
“South Carolina Responds: Your Questions Answered,” A Virtual Town Hall
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
7 p.m. ET to 8 p.m. ET
WSPA-TV/7 News Studios
• Amy Wood and Gordon Dill, WSPA-TV anchors
• Brendan Clark, WCBD-TV Anchor
• Meghan Miller, WBTW-TV Anchor
• Senator Lindsey Graham (R)
• Senator Tim Scott (R)
• Governor Henry McMaster (R)
• Ted Pitts, President and CEO, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
• John Tecklenburg, Mayor of Charleston City (D)
• Karen Riordan, CEO, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
• Molly Spearman, State Superintendent of Education
• Dr. Linda Bell, SC State Epidemiologist, Department of Health and Environmental Control
The Town Hall will be carried on the following stations and websites:
|WSAV-TV||NBC/CW||Savannah, GA/Hilton Head, SC||wsav.com||@WSAV|
|WBTW-TV||CBS||Florence/Myrtle Beach, SC||wbtw.com||@WBTWNews13|
|WJBF-TV||ABC||Augusta, GA/Aiken, SC||wjbf.com||@WJBF|
Note: In addition to the live television broadcast, viewers may also access a livestream of the Town Hall online by visiting their local participating Nexstar station’s website.
About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 196 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 114 markets or approximately 38% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). Nexstar’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. Nexstar’s community portal websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content while creating new revenue opportunities. Nexstar also owns WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information please visit www.nexstar.tv.
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