“Capital Tonight”

Time Warner Cable News - Texas 
December 09, 2015


Please accept for your consideration Capital Tonight for a Headliners Foundation of Texas Showcase Award for innovative and enterprise journalism.

Our argument for the prize is a simple one. Capital Tonight is representative of Time Warner Cable News’ commitment to unbiased and fair and balanced journalism dedicated to political and public affairs in Texas. It is a commitment unmatched by any other television news outlet in our entire state. Capital Tonight is a full half-hour show that airs at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. (repeats for the convenience of our viewers) five days a week on TWC News’ 24-hour local news channels in Austin, San Antonio and Waco with a geographical television reach stretching from Waco to the Mexican border. The show also is available to anyone anywhere via livestream at twcnews.com. There’s also our Capital Tonight blog.

When in session, Capital Tonight’s gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Texas Legislature is without comparison. We feature live reports and updates all day and nightly wrap-ups during the show’s newscast. And whether lawmaking is going on or public policy is being shaped, Capital Tonight is a regular stop for Texas’ top elected and appointed officials – the governor, lieutenant governor, House speaker, attorney general, comptroller, land commissioner, education commissioner, state senators and representatives. Capital Tonight includes regular debate on the issues with pundits representing the state’s political spectrum. Left, Right, Middle of the Road. We are proud of the diverse voices who regularly contribute to our daily discussion.

All the time and year-round, Friday’s edition of Capital Tonight includes a weekly roundtable discussion of everything in Texas politics and public affairs with the state’s most authoritative journalists. This edition of the show re-airs on Sunday mornings. Reporters from the Dallas Morning News, the Houston Chronicle, the San Antonio Express-News, the Austin American-Statesman, Texas Monthly, Texas Tribune, Associated Press, KUT and others participate in the roundtable and other regular contributions. Capital Tonight also hosts candidate debates, even for special elections.

Take a look at Capital Tonight and we challenge you to find any greater commitment in local television news to regular political and public affairs programming – broadcast journalism that shines a bright light on the affairs of Texas and the reporting and discussion shaping our state.

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Submitted by Michael Pearson.

Headliners Foundation