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KING 5’s “Up Front” Offered As Platform for Alaskan Way Viaduct Debate
SEATTLE, WASH. – KING 5 News is offering “Up Front” as a venue for Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and City Council President Richard Conlin to debate their positions on Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct project.
The invitation is a response to the public challenge issued by McGinn to Conlin, to discuss the viaduct’s cost over-runs and whether Seattle area property owners will ultimately pick up the tab.
“Up Front” is KING 5’s weekly half-hour public affairs program hosted by veteran KING 5 anchor / reporter Allen Schauffler. KING 5 management hopes the mayor and council president will accept this open invitation to bring a robust conversation to viewers throughout Western Washington. If accepted, “Up Front” will focus an entire show to an Alaskan Way Viaduct discussion between McGinn and Conlin.
“Up Front” airs on KING 5 three times on Sunday’s: 9:30 AM, 4:30 PM and 11:35 PM - right before KING 5 News at 5:00 PM and right after KING 5 News at 11:00 PM. KING 5’s sister station KONG 6/16 airs “Up Front” Sunday’s at 11:00 AM. Northwest Cable News (Comcast cable channel 2) replays the program Sunday’s at 8:00 PM.
KING 5 is part of Belo Corp (BLC), one of the nation’s largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies that owns and operates 20 television stations (nine in the top 25 markets) and their associated Web sites. Belo stations, which include affiliations with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork TV, reach more than 14 percent of U.S. television households in 15 highly-attractive markets. Belo stations rank first or second in nearly all of their local markets. Additional information is available at www.belo.com.