How Cities & Towns Are Coping with the State Budget Crisis & the National Recession – This Week on CPTV’s On the Record

Release Date: 02/19/2009

HARTFORD, Conn. – On this week’s On the Record (OTR), airing on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) on Friday, February 20 at 8:30 p.m. (with repeats airing on Sunday, February 22 at 10 a.m. and Monday, February 23 at 11:30 p.m.), host Steve Kotchko is joined by James Finley, Executive Director and CEO of Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM), and Scott Slifka, Democratic Mayor of West Hartford and a member of the CCM Board of Directors. They will discuss the impact the state budget crisis and the national recession has had on Connecticut cities and towns.

Now in its 23rd year, On the Record (OTR) is a weekly half-hour public affairs program featuring interviews with Connecticut legislators and policymakers on major topics of importance to state residents. The show is produced by CPTV as part of its mission to deliver a broad array of programming serving the public interest. OTR airs during the legislative session. Show information including newsmaker biographies, airdates, viewer comments and on-demand video are available at www.cptv.org.

CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN, www.cpbn.org). It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women's Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.cptv.org and / or www.wnpr.org
    
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