The Hinckley Report, KUED’s weekly series providing an unbiased examination of local and national issues affecting Utahns, returns for a third season Friday nights at 7:30 p.m. The series repeats Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
In partnership with The University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics, the series, hosted by Institute Director Jason Perry, provides a spectrum of viewpoints and analysis by a weekly guest panel.
Says Perry, "There really is nothing like The Hinckley Report in the state of Utah. Every single week, we get to hear from the experts about the issues impacting Utahns. There is an energy around the show that comes from hearing from the experts. You go away informed. You go away wanting to become engaged, and hopefully, you learn a few things."
According to Perry, this is a season viewers won’t want to miss. “We have a historic election coming, with a record number of initiatives on the ballot that everyone in the state will be talking about,” he says.
On Friday, September 14, The Hinckley Report will present an hour-long look at ballot initiatives before Utah voters including medical marijuana, Better Boundaries initiative (Proposition 4), and Medicaid expansion.
"It's meaningful to me that we can bring these local topics, stories, and insights to viewers on a weekly basis," says KUED Director of Content Lisa Olken. "Local programming is most successful when it's relevant, insightful, original, and speaks to Utahns. The Hinckley Report does just that."
The series has become popular not only among viewers, but also among local politicians and policymakers.
One KUED sustaining member applauded The Hinckley Report for providing “the most depth and analysis of the state legislative sessions I have ever seen” and called the discussions moderated by Perry “civil and very informative.”