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WSIU to Cover Gov. Rauner Speech

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 WSIU-TV and WSIU Radio, the public media stations of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will broadcast Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s annual State of the State Address to the Illinois General Assembly live at noon on Wednesday, January 27 on WSIU-TV 8.1, WUSI-TV 16.1, and WSIU Radio 91.9 FM, 91.9 HD, 90.3 FM & 88.9 FM. The speech can also be heard at WSIU.org.

WSIU-TV will repeat the broadcast later at 9 p.m., with an additional repeat on WSIU-TV's WORLD Channels – WSIU-TV 8.2 and WUSI-TV 16.2 – on Thursday, January 28 at 5 p.m.

The broadcast will be presented as part of the statewide public television series Illinois Lawmakers. Series host and statehouse correspondent Jak Tichenorwill anchor the program, which will include bipartisan reaction to the Governor's speech by legislative leaders and analysis from veteran Springfield journalists Amanda Vinicky, Statehouse Bureau Chief for Illinois Public Radio, and Rich Miller, founder and publisher of the political newsletter CapitolFax.com. The program is expected to run approximately one hour.