Date Posted: 9/3/2019
Nexstar hosted an hour-long live Town Hall meeting with Texas Governor Greg Abbott on August 15 that was broadcast and streamed on 14 Nexstar stations across Texas. Moderators from NBC affiliate KETK-TV Tyler and NBC affiliate KXAN-TV Austin hosted a ten-minute question and answer session with Governor Abbott, who spent the remainder of the program answering questions from the live audience. Local stations provided additional opportunities for voters to ask questions. KXAN produced pre- and post- Town Hall specials that stations streamed digitally.
“As one of the nation’s largest local media companies, Nexstar remains committed to supporting the evolving needs and interests of the local communities that we proudly serve in Texas and across the United States,” stated Nexstar President Tim Busch. “Town Halls provide an important public forum for constituents to engage with local leaders on the issues that matter to them and their families.”
Participating stations included KXAN-TV Austin (NBC), KRBC-TV Abilene (NBC), KAMR-TV Amarillo (NBC), KVEO-TV Brownsville (NBC), KTSM-TV El Paso (NBC), KLBK-TV Lubbock (CBS), KMID-TV Midland (ABC), KSAN-TV San Angelo (NBC), KTAL-TV Texarkana (NBC), KETK-TV Tyler (NBC), KWKT-TV Waco (FOX), KFDX-TV Wichita Falls (NBC), KIAH-TV Houston (CW) and KDAF-TV Dallas (CW).