Alabama PTV and WVAS pubradio pair up for revamped “Capitol Journal” coverage

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Alabama Public Television is reviving its Capitol Journal program, which had ended last summer as part of a network-wide downsizing of 19 layoffs in response to state funding losses. The political roundtable resumes Jan. 27 with a smaller staff, reports the Birmingham News. “We always intended to bring it back,” said station public information director Mike McKenzie, “we just had to find a different way to put the program on the air given the resources that were available to us, sharing the news of the state and what’s happening at the Legislature.” An Alabama Public Television reporter based in Birmingham will report on education issues at the statehouse, and two reporters from pubradio WVAS-FM in Montgomery will cover the Legislature for Capitol Journal as well as WVAS.