Governor and Top State Officials to Address Statewide Response to Coronavirus Outbreak
Nexstar Brings West Virginia Communities Together via Television Broadcast and Streaming Online Video
IRVING, Texas (March 18, 2020) – Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), announced today that it will host a live virtual Town Hall meeting with West Virginia Governor James Conley Justice II on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. ET. The governor will address the statewide response to the current coronavirus outbreak and will be joined by top state government officials. Due to restrictions on large gatherings, the one-hour virtual Town Hall will take place at the studios of WOWK-TV (CBS) in Charleston, West Virginia, and bring viewers in communities across the state together via live television broadcast and streaming video. Viewers will be invited to submit questions to the governor and his deputies via the internet using the hashtag #factsoverfears.
The television broadcast will be hosted by Mark Curtis, WOWK-TV’s political correspondent and anchor of “WV Live Tonight,” and will air exclusively on five Nexstar stations across West Virginia, including WOWK-TV (CBS), WDVM-TV (Ind), WTRF-TV (CBS), WBOY-TV (NBC), and WVNS-TV (CBS). The broadcast will also be carried live by WWCW-TV in Roanoke, VA. Local viewers may also access a live-stream of the Town Hall online by visiting their local Nexstar station’s website (see table below for list of participating stations and station website links).
The Town Hall will open with Governor Justice providing the latest information on the state’s response to the coronavirus crisis and a fifteen-minute question and answer session between Governor Justice and other top state officials and Mr. Curtis. The broadcast will conclude with approximately forty-five minutes of questions submitted by viewers around the state. Viewers can pose a question to the Governor or any of the show’s guests via a variety of social media platforms using the hashtag #factsoverfears. Preference will be given to those questions submitted as videos rather than texts.
“During times of crisis and uncertainty, viewers know they can turn to Nexstar’s local television stations as a trusted source of important news and information,” said Tim Busch, President of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. “The unprecedented unique format of this exclusive Town Hall broadcast will bring together viewers across West Virginia, providing them with the latest information about the state’s response to the coronavirus outbreak and giving them a chance to ask questions of the Governor and those leading the fight against the spread of the virus. We are proud to harness the combined resources of our local station operations throughout West Virginia to bring this virtual Town Hall to life, and we are grateful to Governor Justice for allowing Nexstar to host this special event.”
West Virginia Governor James Conley Justice II Virtual Town Hall Television Broadcast and Live-Stream
Thursday, March 19, 2020
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Host: Mark Curtis, WOWK-TV
Guests: Governor Jim Justice
Town Hall will be carried on the following stations and websites:
Note: In addition to the live television broadcast, viewers may also access a live-stream 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 http://www.nexstar.tv/.
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