Nexstar Broadcasting To Host Exclusive Live Multi-Market Telecast of Virtual Town Hall with South Dakota’s Entire Congressional Delegation on Monday, May 18

South Dakota’s U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative Will Address Federal Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

Nexstar Brings Together More Than 880,000 Viewers Across All 66 Counties of South Dakota via Television Broadcast and Livestream Video

SIOUX FALLS, SD and IRVING, TX (May 15, 2020) – Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), announced today that it will host an exclusive live multi-market virtual Town Hall meeting, “KELOLAND News Special Report: A Coronavirus Town Hall,” featuring both of South Dakota’s U.S. Senators and its member of the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. CT.  The Town Hall will include U.S. Senator John Thune (R), U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R) and U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R), who will address the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic and the re-opening of the state’s economy, and take questions from viewers across South Dakota.  Due to restrictions on large gatherings, the senators and representative will remotely join the broadcast and livestream.

The one-hour virtual Town Hall will be hosted from the studios of KELO-TV (CBS) in Sioux Falls, SD, and air on KELO-TV and KCLO-TV (CBS) in Rapid City, SD, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. CT.  The broadcast and livestream video will bring together more than 880,000 viewers in all 66 counties across South Dakota.  The livestream of the Town Hall is available online at  Viewers can submit questions for the Town Hall at:

The television broadcast will be hosted by KELOLAND Media Group anchors Don Jorgensen and Bridget Bennett, and will open with a recap of the latest developments in the pandemic. The broadcast will then move to interviews with Senators Thune and Rounds and Representative Johnson and feature questions submitted by viewers.

“South Dakota 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 be connected 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 the entire state to connect directly to South Dakota’s federal legislative leaders about the re-opening process. We are grateful to everyone for their participation and for allowing Nexstar to serve as the host of this vitally important live event.”

KELOLAND News Special Report: A Coronavirus Town Hall Television Broadcast and Livestream
Monday, May 18, 2020
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CT
KELO Media Group Studios

Hosts: Don Jorgensen and Bridget Bennett, Anchors, KELOLAND Media Group

• U.S. Senator John Thune (R)
• U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R)
• U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R)

Town Hall will be carried on the following stations and websites:

Station Network Market Station Website Social
KELO-TV CBS Sioux Falls, SD @keloland
KCLO-TV CBS Rapid City, SD @keloland


About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
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