Maryland residents can tune-in weekly to local politics with “Issues & Answers” on CN8, The Comcast Network every Sunday at 10 p.m. This exclusive television program offers Maryland residents a forum for analyzing and understanding topics of government and public policy specific to the state. Following its CN8 broadcast, “Issues & Answers” will also be available to Comcast Digital Cable subscribers for viewing On Demand under the Get Local and Issues & Answers menus.
“Issues & Answers” is produced in partnership with the Greater Baltimore Committee, an organization developed to improve the business climate of the Baltimore region by organizing its corporate and civic leadership to develop solutions to the problems that affect the region’s competitiveness and viability. Don Fry, president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, hosts the program.
The Comcast-produced “Issues & Answers” previously aired on Headline News as a five-minute news and analysis segment. The expanded half-hour format will feature prominent guests and panels from Maryland’s business, political and public policy arenas discussing key topics of widespread public interest in depth. Fry will also moderate occasional point-counterpoint debates.
The first two programs in the new format will focus on immigration policy, featuring a point-counterpoint discussion by Delegate Patrick L. McDonough and Delegate Victor R. Ramirez; and on the role of the comptroller, featuring Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot. More information is available at The Greater Baltimore Committee Comcast “Issues and Answers” Web page.
CN8, The Comcast Network provides more than 9 million Comcast cable viewers with a unique brand of live, interactive television delivered over its own fiber-optic network to 12 states and 20 television markets stretching from Maine to Virginia and Washington, D.C. CN8 was founded in 1996 and has quickly grown to become the nation’s leading regional cable network, airing more than 90 hours a week of original programming from its six studios in the Baltimore, Boston, Delaware, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. areas. CN8 provides in-depth coverage and analysis of special events and important news that broadcast networks often ignore. Since its inception, CN8 has delivered on its mission to continually reshape and revolutionize regional television and its relevance to local, regional and national viewers. CN8’s programming and hosts have been honored by the industry with more than 346 regional Emmy Award nominations.