PLATTSBURGH, NY – APRIL 24, 2013 – On Friday May 3rd, Mountain Lake PBS’s flagship news and public affairs weekly Mountain Lake Journal will re-launch with a new look, an enhanced web presence, and a new contributor. The program, now in its 9th year, will immediately follow the PBS Newshour on Friday nights at 8 PM, and will be paired with New York NOW at 8:30 PM.
Veteran Producer & Anchor Thom Hallock continues to lead the team of Mountain Lake Journal with reports from veteran correspondent Jack LaDuke, and beginning on May 3rd the show welcomes a new face. Mountain Lake PBS producer Tomeka Weatherspoon will produce The Cover Story, an investigative segment focusing on newsmakers, innovative businesses, and human interest stories from around the region.
“While we are changing Mountain Lake Journal’s look and time, what will not change is Mountain Lake PBS’ commitment to our viewers – to take them beyond the headlines with in-depth news reporting and interviews to deepen their understanding of the issues that matter most,” said Alice Recore, President and CEO of Mountain Lake PBS.
Mountain Lake Journal’s move from Thursday to Friday will better serve as a week-in-review of local and statewide news. The timeslot between PBS Newshour and New York NOW will provide viewers with two full hours of award-winning journalism.
“Teaming up with the journalists from New York NOW will give our viewers even more in-depth coverage of political news and analysis from the Capitol in Albany,” said Thom Hallock.
Mountainlake.org will re-launch on May 3rd as well, with a new look, new content, and an enhanced web presence for Mountain Lake Journal. The website features articles and videos from staff, independent producers, and community journalists. Community bloggers, public submissions, and a robust user-friendly calendar round-out mountainlake.org as a platform for community engagement.
For more information, please contact Jennifer Kowalczyk at 518-563-9770 ext 127 or firstname.lastname@example.org.