PHILADELPHIA, PA – Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), announced today that it will host an exclusive live virtual Town Hall meeting, “Coronavirus Town Hall Meeting,” on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. In Philadelphia, the meeting will air on PHL17, 8 p.m. ET to 9 p.m. ET. The Town Hall will include U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D), U.S. Representative Scott Perry (R-10), Secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rachel Levine, PEMA Director, Randy Padfield, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Jerry Oleksiak, Secretary of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Russell Redding, DCED Secretary, Dennis Davin, and PA Chamber President, Gene Barr, who will address the federal and state response to the coronavirus pandemic and take questions from viewers across Pennsylvania. Due to restrictions on large gatherings, the guests will remotely join the broadcast and livestream.
The one-hour virtual Town Hall will be hosted from the studios of WHTM-TV (ABC), in Harrisburg, PA, and bring together over 10 million viewers across 50 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties via live television broadcast and livestream video. Viewers are invited to submit questions via social media using the hashtag #PATownHall or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Preference will be given to those questions submitted on social media as videos rather than texts.
The television broadcast will be hosted by Dennis Owens, WHTM-TV abc27 anchor and host of “This Week in Pennsylvania,” a weekly political affairs program distributed across the state of Pennsylvania. The show will air and live stream on seven Nexstar stations serving Pennsylvania including WHTM-TV (ABC) in Harrisburg, WPHL-TV (MyNet) in Philadelphia, WBRE-TV (NBC) in Wilkes-Barre, WTAJ-TV (CBS) in Altoona, WJET-TV (ABC) in Erie, WYTV-TV (ABC) in Youngstown, OH, and WETM-TV (NBC) in Elmira, NY. Viewers may access a livestream of the Town Hall online by visiting abc27.com, phl17.com, pahomepage.com, wearecentralpa.com, yourerie.com, wytv.com, and mytwintiers.com.
The Town Hall will open with a review of the latest developments in the battle against the pandemic, after which Mr. Owens will pose his own questions and present those from viewers around the state to the various leaders about relief and reopening efforts across the state.
“Pennsylvania residents looking to hear about the impact of the pandemic, as well as express their concerns and ask questions regarding the re-opening of the state’s economy, can rely on Nexstar’s local television stations to provide them the latest news and be connected to their government and community leaders,” said Tim Busch, President of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. “Nexstar is proud to harness the combined resources of our broadcast operations serving Pennsylvania’s local communities to bring together the state’s key leadership, connecting them live with over 10 million viewers across the Keystone State. We are grateful to the Senator Casey, Representative Perry, and all our guests for their participation and for allowing Nexstar to serve as the host of this important event.”
Pennsylvania’s Coronavirus Town Hall Meeting will air Wednesday, May 20, 2020 from the WHTM-TV studio in Harrisburg, PA.
In Philadelphia, the meeting will air on PHL17, 8 p.m. ET to 9 p.m. ET.
Host: Dennis Owens, WHTM-TV abc27 anchor and host of “This Week in Pennsylvania”
- U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D)
- U.S. Representative Scott Perry (R-10)
- Secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rachel Levine
- PEMA Director, Randy Padfield
- Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Jerry Oleksiak
- Secretary of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Russell Redding
- DCED Secretary, Dennis Davin
- PA Chamber President, Gene Barr