Washington Post And Newsy Launching ‘Election 22: What Matters’
The Washington Post and Newsy today unveiled a new 30-minute political show, Election 22: What Matters, that will deliver “a detailed look at issues impacting voters across the country.” It will debut Sept. 9 and run for nine weeks leading up to Election Day in November.
Each week, Election 22: What Matters will focus on a different topic the companies say will be relevant to the elections, such as the economy, inflation, reproductive rights, health care and the state of democracy at large. The Washington Post’s “Democracy Team” will be featured prominently in the series, with reporters based in Georgia, Arizona and Wisconsin who will collaborate with others on The Post’s national staff to uncover the top issues at stake this election season. Reporting will also come from Newsy’s 14 bureaus across the country. Washington Post senior news anchor Libby Casey and Newsy political director Andrew Rafferty will co-host the program.
Micah Gelman, the Post’s director of video and a senior editor, said: “Through a combination of our newsrooms’ resources and our reporters’ on-the-ground interactions with voters, this show will get to the heart of what Americans care about this election. We feel strongly about highlighting communities and perspectives that are often left out of these important moments and look forward to extending this coverage to Newsy’s vast digital and TV audiences. “Election 22: What Matters will showcase the full force of The Post’s and Newsy’s reporting capabilities and investment in live on-air coverage.”
Election 22: What Matters will air at 8:30 p.m. Fridays on Newsy, the 24/7 free over-the-air broadcast news network owned by E.W. Scripps Co. Re-runs will air at 7 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays on Newsy through Nov. 6.
“Each episode will highlight the perspectives of those outside the so-called Beltway and throughout the heartland of this country, with insights from reporters covering those stories,” said Kate O’Brian, head of the Scripps Networks News Group. “Together, our news organizations will provide inclusive and genuine coverage from parts of this country in which national elections are often decided.”