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WSIU to Carry Gov. Rauner’s State of the State Speech Live on Wed, Jan 25

For Immediate Release

Monday, January 23, 2017

WSIU to Carry Gov. Rauner’s State of the State Speech on Wed, Jan 25

WSIU-TV & Radio to Air Speech Live at Noon

Contact: Jak Tichenor, Interim Director, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, host of Illinois Lawmakers, (618) 453-4003, tichenor@siu.edu

Carbondale, Ill. – WSIU-TV and WSIU Radio, the public media stations of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will broadcast Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s annual State of the State Address to the Illinois General Assembly live at noon this Wednesday, January 25 on WSIU-TV 8.1, WUSI-TV 16.1, and WSIU Radio 91.9 FM, 91.9 HD, 90.3 FM & 88.9 FM. The speech also can be heard live at WSIU.org.

The broadcast will be presented as part of the statewide public television series Illinois Lawmakers. Series host Jak Tichenor, Interim Director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, will anchor the program, which will include bipartisan reaction to the Governor's speech by legislative leaders and analysis from veteran journalists Amanda Vinicky, correspondent for Chicago Tonight on WTTW Chicago, and Rich Miller, founder and publisher of the political newsletter CapitolFax.com.

Stay tuned to WSIU or visit WSIU’s social media pages at facebook.com/wsiutv, facebook.com/wsiuradio, twitter.com/wsiutv, and twitter.com/wsiuradio for schedule updates.

Founded in 1986, Illinois Lawmakers is television’s longest running series providing coverage of the Illinois General Assembly. Capitolfax.com publisher Rich Miller and Chicago Tonight correspondent Amanda Vinicky are regular contributors to the series, as are legislative leaders, lawmakers, and policy analysts. Illinois Lawmakers is a joint production of WSIU-TV Carbondale, WTVP-TV Peoria, and Illinois Public Media (WILL) Urbana-Champaign. Learn more online at illinoislawmakers.org.

About WSIU Public Broadcasting

WSIU Public Broadcasting is licensed to the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University and is an integral part of the College of Mass Communication & Media Arts on the Carbondale campus. The WSIU stations reach more than three million people across five states and beyond through three digital public television channels, three public radio stations, a radio information service, a website, and an education and community outreach department.

WSIU's mission is to improve the quality of life of the people they serve. The WSIU stations partner with other community organizations to promote positive change and to support the academic and public service missions of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Learn more and get the latest station news online at wsiu.org and on WSIU's Facebook and Twitter pages.

WSIU's programs and services are partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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