CHICAGO & IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 25, 2021–
NewsNation,Nexstar Media Group, Inc.’s cable community reaching 75 million tv households, as we speak introduced a line-up of superstar visitors for the primary week of its flagship information and discuss present, BANFIELD, together with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Aaron Sorkin and actors Bryan Cranston and Robin Wright. Hosted by veteran journalist Ashleigh Banfield, BANFIELD begins airing on NewsNation, previously generally known as WGN America, weeknights at 10 p.m. ET on March 1.
In her hour-long present, Ms. Banfield will conduct in-depth interviews with a single newsmaker, politician, or superstar visitor each weeknight. The March 1 premiere will welcome legendary filmmaker, playwright, and tv producer, Aaron Sorkin, identified for “The West Wing,” “Newsroom,” “The Social Community,” and his newest film, “The Chicago 7.” Bryan Cranston and Robin Wright will seem later in the course of the week. Upcoming visitors embrace tv commentator Keith Olbermann, TV host Mike Rowe, comedy director David Zucker, and Instagram sensation Katie Cole.
“This present emulates the format of considered one of my idols, Larry King—it’s the type of present that has been lacking on primetime tv for a very long time,” mentioned Ms. Banfield. “My purpose is to pay attention, not antagonize. There will likely be no eye-rolling or ‘gotcha’ questions. 5 nights every week, I hope to deliver viewers a greater understanding of high-profile newsmakers and celebrities world wide, whether or not they agree with them or not. I feel all of us want a bit extra understanding, now greater than ever.”
Ms. Banfield is an Emmy, Telly, Iris, Gracie and Nationwide Headliner Award winner, and is launching BANFIELD as the following step in her lengthy and storied profession in cable and broadcast tv. She most just lately served as a authorized analyst and host for Court docket TV and has hosted or anchored reveals on A+E, TruTV, HLN, MSNBC and CNN. She has additionally served as a correspondent for ABC Information and NBC Information.
BANFIELD is a part of NewsNation ’s just lately introduced programming growth, premiering on March 1 with two different new reveals: NEWSNATION EARLY EDITION WITH NICHOLE BERLIE at 6 p.m. ET and THE DONLON REPORT at 7 p.m. ET. Viewers can discover out the place to look at BANFIELD here.
NewsNation is a nationwide information and leisure cable community reaching 75 million tv households throughout america. Previously generally known as WGN America, the community is owned and operated by Nexstar Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc (Nasdaq: NXST). NewsNation is America’s supply for unbiased information, the place engaged residents get information that represents the total vary of views throughout the nation. It’s the dwelling of the nation’s solely dwell prime-time nationwide newscast, NEWSNATION PRIME WITH MARNI HUGHES, ROB NELSON, AND ALBERT RAMON, in addition to BANFIELD, and THE DONLON REPORT. The community attracts on the native market, regional and nationwide experience of Nexstar’s 5,400 native journalists in 110 native newsrooms throughout the nation.
About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Nexstar Media Group (NASDAQ: NXST) is a number one diversified media firm that leverages localism to deliver new companies and worth to shoppers and advertisers via its conventional media, digital and cell media platforms. Its wholly owned working subsidiary, Nexstar Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, applications, or gives gross sales and different companies to 198 tv stations and associated digital multicast alerts reaching 116 markets or roughly 39% of all U.S. tv households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF low cost). The division’s portfolio consists of main associates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 122 native web sites and 316 cell apps providing hyper-local content material and verticals for shoppers and advertisers, permitting audiences to decide on the place, when and the way they entry content material and creating new income alternatives for the corporate. The Networks Division operates WGN America, a rising nationwide normal leisure cable community and the house of NewsNation, multicast community Antenna TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar additionally owns a 31.3% possession stake in TV Meals Community, a prime tier cable asset. For extra info please go to www.nexstar.tv.
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