Nexstar Broadcasting To Host Exclusive Multi-Market Live Telecast of Virtual Town Hall With Rhode Island’s Entire Congressional Delegation on Tuesday, May 19

Rhode Island’s Federal Legislators Will Address the Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak

WPRI-TV 12 Brings Together Nearly 1.5 Million Viewers Across Rhode Island via Television Broadcast and Streaming Video

PROVIDENCE, RI 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, “COVID-19 Congressional Town Hall,” featuring all four members of Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. ET.  The Town Hall will include U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D), U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D), U.S. Representative David Cicilline (D-1), U.S. Representative James Langevin (D-2), who will address the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic and take questions from viewers across Rhode Island.  Due to restrictions on large gatherings, the Senators and Representatives will remotely join the broadcast and web stream.

The one-hour virtual Town Hall will be hosted from the studios of WPRI-TV 12 in Providence, RI, and bring together nearly 1.5 million viewers across Rhode Island via television broadcast and streaming video.  The broadcast will air live from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET.  The exclusive television broadcast will be hosted by WPRI-TV reporter and Target 12 Investigator, Tim White, and WPRI-TV Politics Editor, Ted Nesi.  It will air on WPRI-TV 12 (CBS), WNAC-TV (FOX), and on be available on  Viewers are invited to submit questions via social media using the hashtag #12TownHall. Viewers can also submit questions via

The Town Hall will open with a review of the latest developments in the battle against the pandemic, after which Mr. White and Mr. Nesi will pose questions to Senators Reed and Whitehouse about relief efforts across the state.  Mr. White and Mr. Nesi will also speak with U.S. Representatives Cicilline and Langevin about the specific needs of their districts and feature questions posed by viewers.

“When viewers want the most current and critically important information and an opportunity to engage with their elected representatives, they know they can turn to Nexstar’s local television stations to provide them the latest news and access to their legislative leaders,” said Tim Busch, President of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.  “Nexstar is proud that WPRI-TV can bring together more than 1.5 million viewers across The Ocean State.  We are grateful to Senators Reed and Whitehouse, and Rhode Island’s U.S. Representatives Cicilline and Langevin for their participation and for allowing Nexstar to serve as the host of this important event.”


Rhode Island’s COVID-19 Congressional Town Hall
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
WPRI-TV studios in East Providence, RI

Hosts: WPRI-TV 12 Reporter and Target 12 Investigator Tim White, and WPRI-TV Politics editor Ted Nesi
 U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D)
 U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D)
 U.S. Representative David Cicilline (D-1)
 U.S. Representative James Langevin (D-2)

The Town Hall will be carried on the following Nexstar station and website:

Station Network Market Station Website Social
WPRI-TV CBS Providence @wpri12
WNAC-TV FOX Providence @wpri12

Note: In addition to the television broadcast, viewers may also access a livestream of the Town Hall online by visiting

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