Friday, November 19, 2010

Leaders of RI's Two Major Political Parties on A Lively Experiment - Thu., 11/11 (and Sun., 11/14 at noon)

Jim Hummel - Moderator
Giovanni Cicione - chair, Rhode Island Republican Party
Dyana Koelsch - DK Communications; former TV political journalist
Edwin Pacheco - chair, Rhode Island Democratic Party


  • Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's vulnerability in 2012
  • Gubernatorial election results
  • Power and influence exerted and money spent by public sector unions in the elections
  • Governor-elect Chafee's challenges with the General Assembly:
    • expanding the sales tax
    • "gay marriage"
    • Economic Development Corporation
    • Education Commissioner Deborah Gist
  • New dynamics in Congress as a result of the mid-term elections


A Lively Experiment airs on WSBE Rhode Island PBS (36.1) Thursdays at 7 PM, with rebroadcasts on Saturdays at 7 PM on WSBE Learn (36.2) and Sundays at noon on WSBE Rhode Island PBS (36.1).

WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits over the air on digital 36.1; Cox/Verizon/Full Channel 08; DirecTV 36; Dish Network 7776; ComCast subscribers, please check local listings for the channel number in your area.

WSBE Learn transmits over the air on digital 36.2; Cox 808; Verizon 478; Full Channel 109; ComCast 294.

Viewers with high definition (HD) capability can receive WSBE Rhode Island PBS HD programming over the air on digital 36.1, Cox 708, Verizon 508, ComCast 819.