Scripps Relaunches Political Show ‘The Race’

The 30-minute weekly show, hosted by Chris Stewart, anchor for Scripps’ national newscast The Now, will travel coast to coast and border to border each week to report from Main Street USA and talk to people about the issues affecting their lives.

The E.W. Scripps Co.’s Sunday political news show The Race is back this fall “to bring viewers a balanced, in-depth look at the issues shaping the 2020 presidential election,” according to the company.

The 30-minute weekly show, hosted by Chris Stewart, anchor for Scripps’ national newscast The Now, travels coast to coast and border to border each week to report from Main Street USA and talk to people about the issues affecting their lives.

Every Sunday through the presidential election, The Race will tackle a new issue with conversations about what’s working and what’s not and offering viewers perspective on where each political party stands on issues from immigration and health care to jobs and gun control.

“With its in-depth reporting and focus on how the issues affect real people across America, The Race brings a perspective that is lacking in much of today’s political coverage,” said Sean McLaughlin, VP of news, local media, at Scripps. “As we head into the 2020 election, Scripps is committed to covering the issues that matter to people with the context they need to feel informed and engaged with our democracy.”

The Race, which debuted during the 2016 election season, won a Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism for its coverage of the 2018 election coverage.

The show airs on all Scripps television stations on Sunday mornings through Nov. 1, 2020, and also will be available on its local brands’ OTT channels.


Ahead of the 2020 election, Scripps will have a footprint in key battleground states including Florida, Michigan and Virginia.

Watch the trailer for The Race.

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October 3, 2019 at 11:27 pm

The Race isn’t on WXMI Fox17 maybe Scripps will air it soon on the station as they have only owned the station outright for 2 weeks now.

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