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After the Show with Al Cross

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Days, hours, minutes away from Election Day 2012 and the hits just keep on a comin’!

Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes predicts a record number of voters will cast ballots next Tuesday. There are 130,000 more registered voters in Kentucky compared with 2008.

In a new campaign spot in the state’s 6th congressional district, Congressman Ben Chandler uses his Grandfather Happy Chandler and the singing of My Old Kentucky Home as a way to remind voters of their kinship—what does this say about how tight this race is with Republican Andy Barr?

And, in perhaps the most furious final few days anyone has seen for decades in Kentucky, state house Democratic and Republican legislators and contenders are battling for gains or holding on to their seats in what will turn out to be a very closely watched series of races Tuesday evening.

We’re watching it all.

Al Cross, columnist, professor, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism at UK and a KET political analyst will be on One to One this Sunday. Today, I asked him what he will watch for between now and when we’re on the air Tuesday night with our election returns. Here’s what he said.

Al will join Renee Shaw and me, along with analysts Jennifer Moore and John David Dyche Tuesday night at 7/6 CT for our coverage of election 2012. I hope you can join us.

‘After the Show” with Al Cross

Friday, May 18th, 2012

After taping One to One, host Bill Goodman talked with Al Cross about several topics, including Al’s post at the University of Kentucky’s Institute of Rural Journalism, where he is an extension professor.

In this position, Al helps journalists in rural communities define and address issues that are important to their communities. He also persuasively argues that small newspapers should cover the national election, because it is an issue that he says everyone will be talking about and focusing on.

Bill will have more election coverage this week. On Monday night on Kentucky Tonight, the state party chairs will be in the studio with political experts John David Dyche and Jennifer Moore as they take a look at the primary.

Tuesday, at 9/8 pm CT on KET, Bill will also be on the air with Al, John David, and Jennifer to report on all the races across the state.

All Politics, All Week

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Vigorous discussion of the issues filled studio A at KET Monday night when the “Magnificent 7,” the field of 4th District Republican Primary candidates, filled the Kentucky Tonight table from one end to the other.

It was the first time all seven candidates—Marc Carey, Thomas Massie, Gary Moore, Brian Oerther, Walter Schumm, Alecia Webb-Edgington, and Tom Wurtz—discussed the issues on state-wide television. From smaller and limited government to lower taxes and a jobs plan for the 4th district, all the candidates had an opportunity to persuade voters in the 4th why they should be the one to replace current Republican officeholder Congressman Geoff Davis.

With primary election day only a week away, we’ll be concentrating on politics for the next few days. Here’s a preview.

University of Kentucky professor, Director of the Rural Journalism Institute at UK, and KET political analyst Al Cross will sit down with me this coming Sunday on One to One to discuss the state races, contested Congressional contests, and what’s shaping up to be a very active political season for President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney.

Monday night on Kentucky Tonight, the state party chairs will be in the studio with political experts John David Dyche and Jennifer Moore as we take a look at the primary.

Tuesday, at 9/8 pm CT on KET, we’ll be on the air with Al, John David, and Jennifer to report on all the races across the state. It will also give our analysts a chance to talk about what they predict will occur over the summer and into the fall campaign. You can bet they will all be opinionated and ready to express their thoughts.

Here’s this week’s episode of Kentucky Tonight.


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