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April 2, 2014

  • Charles Keating  |   Video
    • Charles Keating was a man who exemplified how money could influence politics. Keating has died in Phoenix at age 90. His association and political contributions to the so-called “Keating Five,” a group of lawmakers that included then Arizona Congressmen John McCain and Dennis DeConcini, helped him get favorable treatment from regulators. Keating’s Lincoln Savings and Loans collapsed, leaving many with worthless investments and costing taxpayers billions of dollars. Michael Manning was the lead counsel for the FDIC in prosecuting Keating, and will look back on his role.

January 3, 2014

  • Journalists’ Year-in-Review  |   Video
    • Join Journalists Doug McEachern of the Arizona Republic, Steve Goldstein of KJZZ and Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services as they recap the year’s news, look back at the accuracy of their news predictions for 2013 and make new predictions for 2014 on the big news stories for the year.

January 2, 2014

  • Economists’ Roundtable  |   Video
    • ASU economists Dennis Hoffman and Lee McPheters along with economist Jim Rounds of Elliott D. Pollack and Company look back the economy in 2013 and look forward to the economy in 2014.

December 27, 2013

  • Journalists’ Year-in-Review  |   Video
    • Join Journalists Doug McEachern of the Arizona Republic, Steve Goldstein of KJZZ and Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services as they recap the year’s news, look back at the accuracy of their news predictions for 2013 and make new predictions for 2014 on the big news stories for the year.

December 23, 2013

  • Economists’ Roundtable  |   Video
    • ASU economists Dennis Hoffman and Lee McPheters along with economist Jim Rounds of Elliott D. Pollack and Company look back the economy in 2013 and look forward to the economy in 2014.

December 19, 2013

  • ADL Director Bill Straus  |   Video
    • Bill Straus, the Arizona Regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, is stepping down from his position at the end of this year after 13 years at the helm. Straus looks back at his years running the Arizona ADL, including the murder of Mesa gas station owner Balbir Singh Sodhi days after the 9-11 attacks.
  • All About Time Clock Repair   |   Video
    • An Arizona man has a rare talent and intense passion for fixing clocks. Frank Beaudrot has spent decades bringing family heirlooms back to life. His shop is filled with a variety of clocks -grandfathers, mantles, and cuckoos- some dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. In special cases, Beaudrot even makes house calls.

November 27, 2013

  • Customer Rage Study  |   Video
    • The holiday shopping season has been pushed back even earlier than ever before. With that season upon us, a new study on “customer rage,” designed in part by Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, shows more of us are unhappy with our shopping experience. Professor Mary Jo Bitner, executive director of the Center for Services Leadership at ASU, will discuss the study.

September 26, 2013

  • SNAP Challenge  |   Video
    • As part of Hunger Awareness Month, the Arizona Community Action Association challenged community members to spend a week living on a food stamp budget of $4.14 a day or $29 a week for an individual. We’ll show you how one person met that challenge.

September 11, 2013

  • Gangplank  |   Video
    • Gangplank is a collaborative space where start-ups can work on a variety of needs, such as mentoring, hiring employees and meeting investors. It’s free, and also works to give back to the community. Gangplank has event, meeting and work space for innovators. Jade Meskill of Gangplank will discuss the unique work space.

August 21, 2013

  • Danny’s Car Wash Immigration Raids  |   Video
    • Sixteen Danny’s Car Washes were raided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents over the weekend. That occurred after a two-year investigation which alleges the company hired back many of the 900 employees they fired two years ago following a federal audit that revealed those workers were in the country illegally. The 78-count indictment alleges document fraud and i.d. theft, and targeted managers of the company. That is different than previous raids conducted by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, which targeted workers. Here to talk about the raids is immigration attorney Liz Chatham, who is also the Arizona Chapter Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

May 16, 2013

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Ballet Arizona’s TOPIA  |   Video
    • The Ballet Arizona’s TOPIA is back for the season. It’s a night of dining and ballet under the desert sky at the Desert Botanical Garden. Ballet Arizona Director Ib Andersen’s ballet was created specifically for the Garden and is performed on a giant 80-foot stage. Andersen will discuss the performance on Arizona Horizon.

February 20, 2013

  • The Latest Procedure: 30th Anniversary  |   Video
    • In 1983, Channel 8 broke broadcasting ground by airing an open-heart surgery performed by local surgeon Dr. Ted Diethrich of the Arizona Heart Center. Join Dr. Diethrich; former Producer Dr. Richard D’Alli; and director Jeff Hallberg as they look back at the surgery production and talk about its 30th anniversary.

December 25, 2012

  • 2013 Economic Forecast  |   Video
    • REPEAT FROM 12/17/12

      Arizona State University economists Robert Mittelstaedt and Dennis Hoffman and Arizona Board of Regents economist Dan Anderson take a look back at the 2012 economy and a look forward at the outlook for 2013.

December 17, 2012

  • 2013 Economic Forecast  |   Video
    • Arizona State University economists Robert Mittelstaedt and Dennis Hoffman and economist Jim Rounds take a look back at the 2012 economy and a look forward at the outlook for 2013.

November 20, 2012

  • VOTE 2012: Election Process  |   Video
    • Two weeks after the election, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett and Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell look back at what worked, what didn’t, what was learned and what can be done to improve the voting process.

November 8, 2012

  • VOTE 2012: Accuracy of the Polls  |   Video
    • Veteran pollsters Bruce Merrill and Mike O’Neil take a look back at the accuracy of polls on the presidential race. They will also discuss which groups of people voted in the election and how they affected the outcome.

August 21, 2012

  • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton  |   Video
    • Back from a trade and goodwill mission to Mexico, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton talks about the trip and other current events.

August 6, 2012

July 2, 2012

  • Valley Housing Market Update  |   Video
    • Prices are rising, inventory is shrinking, and new home builders are back in business. Mike Orr, Director of the Real Estate Center for ASU’s W.P. Care School of Business, provides an update on the Valley’s housing market.

April 3, 2012

  • Valley Housing Market  |   Video
    • The housing market could be coming back to life in the Valley. Inventories are down, foreclosures are down, and prices could soon be up. Real Estate Reporter Catherine Reagor of the Arizona Republic will give an update.

March 12, 2012

  • Florence Copper Project
    • Recently aired back-to-back interviews on Horizon featuring the primary supporter and critics of a proposed mining operation near the town of Florence. Michael McPhie, the President and CEO of Curis Resources, said the project will generate jobs and tax revenue for the local community, but Florence Vice Mayor Tom Smith and Attorney Jordan Rose said the project will contaminate groundwater and destroy property values.

      To watch the complete interviews as they originally aired on "Arizona Horizon," click here for the proponent and here for the opponent of the Florence Copper Project.

December 21, 2011

  • 2011: A Year in Political Cartoons  |   Video
    • A look back at the news and events of 2011 with Steve Benson, political cartoonist for the Arizona Republic, and nationally syndicated cartoonist Brian Fairrington.

December 14, 2011

  • 2012 Legislative Priorities  |   Video
    • State lawmakers will be back in session early next year. Senate President Steve Pierce, Senate Minority Leader David Schapira and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell will talk about legislative priorities for the upcoming legislative session.

December 13, 2011

  • Economic Forecast for 2012  |   Video
    • It looks as if the economic recovery is continuing, although at a slow pace. Arizona State University economists Robert Mittelstaedt and Dennis Hoffman and economist Elliott Pollack will take a look back at the 2011 economy and a look forward at the 2012 outlook.

November 11, 2011

October 12, 2011

  • Arizona Hosts 2015 Super Bowl  |   Video
    • Arizona edged out Tampa to host Super Bowl XLIX in 2015. Mike Kennedy, chairman of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, talks about the state’s winning campaign to bring the big game back to Arizona for the second time in seven years.

October 10, 2011

  • La Nina  |   Video
    • Weather forecasters say La Nina is back, promising a warm dry winter and no relief for Arizona’s drought. Learn more about it from Randy Cerveny, an ASU professor of geographical sciences who directs the university’s meteorology program.

September 1, 2011

  • Arizona Tax Recovery  |   Video
    • The Arizona Department of Revenue is giving taxpayers an opportunity pay back taxes owed to the State without penalty from September 1 through October 1, 2011. ADOR spokesman Anthony Forschino explains the Tax Recovery Program.

August 3, 2011

  • Stressed-out Kids in School  |   Video
    • While some kids can't wait to go back to school, others get stressed-out by the very thought. Erika Feldpausch, a behavioral health therapist, informs us what parents should look for and how they can help.

May 26, 2011

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Saving the Ice House  |   Video
    • The Ice House, a unique art space and gallery in Phoenix’ warehouse district, is on the verge of closing due to financial challenges, but a group of local artists is trying to rescue the place. We’ll show you what they’re doing to help.

April 21, 2011

December 30, 2010

  • 2011 Economic Outlook  |   Video
    • A look back at the economy of 2010 and forecasts for 2011 from ASU economists Jay Butler and Dennis Hoffman and private sector economist Elliott Pollack.

December 29, 2010

  • 2010: A Year in Cartoons  |   Video
    • A look back at the news and events with Steve Benson of the Arizona Republic and nationally syndicated cartoonist Brian Fairrington.

December 23, 2010

  • 2010: A Year in Cartoons  |   Video
    • A look back at the news and events with Steve Benson of the Arizona Republic and nationally syndicated cartoonist Brian Fairrington.

December 21, 2010

  • 2011 Economic Outlook  |   Video
    • A look back at the economy of 2010 and forecasts for 2011 from ASU economists Jay Butler and Dennis Hoffman and private sector economist Elliott Pollack.

September 13, 2010

  • English Learner Lawsuit  |   Video
    • The legal challenge to Arizona’s program for educating English learners is back in federal district court in Tucson. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Education has issued a determination that parts of the program violate federal law. We’ll hear from Tim Hogan, the attorney representing plaintiffs’ in the ELL lawsuit, and Tom Horne, one of the defendants.

June 28, 2010

  • State Capitol Renewal  |   Video
    • Today it functions mainly as a museum, but an effort is underway to put the original Arizona State Capitol building back into legislative service. Former Phoenix Mayor and Chairman of the Arizona Capitol Centennial Committe John Driggs and Phoenix Architect Don Ryden discuss the planning process that was recently approved by Legislative Council.

January 18, 2010

  • MLK Holiday  |   Video
    • Arizona was the first state with a voter-approved holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but getting there was a struggle. Join us for a look back at this chapter in Arizona's history.

December 30, 2009

  • 2009 Journalists' Predictions  |   Video
    • Local journalists predict the news of 2010 and look back at the accuracy of their predictions for 2009. Journalists include Doug MacEachern of the Arizona Republic, Steve Goldstein of KJZZ radio and Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services.

December 18, 2009

  • 2009 Journalists' Predictions  |   Video
    • Local journalists predict the news of 2010 and look back at the accuracy of their predictions for 2009. Journalists include Doug MacEachern of the Arizona Republic, Steve Goldstein of KJZZ radio and Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services.

September 17, 2009

  • Civic Education  |   Video
    • Director of ASU’s Center for Civic Education and Leadership, Sherman Elliott, talks about the center’s mission to enhance civics education in Arizona’s public schools. He’ll comment on the Center’s Study of Civic Education in Arizona which indicates that civic education has been pushed to the back burner and is not being effectively delivered in Arizona.

September 16, 2009

  • Race to the Top  |   Video
    • Find out what Arizona’s doing to get a slice of more than $4 billion in federal “Race to the Top” money that will be awarded to states that implement educational reform and bring innovation into the classroom. Representative Rich Crandall, Chair of the House Education Committee, and Debra Duvall, a Special Advisor to the Governor, back from a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet with “Race to the Top” officials, discuss Arizona’s effort to compete for the money.

July 21, 2009

  • Solar Jobs  |   Video
    • Hear from representatives of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and the Arizona Department of Commerce who are back from a solar trade show in San Francisco where they were trying to recruit solar companies to set up shop in Arizona. They hope a bill recently signed by the Governor will help them accomplish their mission.

December 26, 2008

  • Journalists Roundtable Year-ender  |   Video
    • Ted Simons sits down with journalists Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services, The Tribune's Mark Flatten and The Arizona Republic's Doug MacEachern to look back at the year's top stories and give predictions for 2009.

December 23, 2008

  • Political Cartoonists 2008  |   Video
    • Join award-winning editorial cartoonists Steve Benson (The Arizona Republic) and Brian Fairrington (a nationally syndicated cartoonist from the East Valley) for a humorous and irreverent look back at the top stories of 2008.

August 12, 2008

  • Public Health Update  |   Video
    • school is back in session and we discuss the importance of immunizations. We also examine this summer's public health issues, including pool health safety and salmonella with Maricopa County Department of Public Health Nursing Administrator Machrina Leach.

February 4, 2008

  • super Bowl Post-View  |   Video
    • Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman Michael Kennedy joins HORIZON to look back at the committees preparation for this years Super Bowl in Glendale and to examine the results of their work.

November 27, 2007

  • silvestre Herrera
    • Mexican-born Arizonan Silvestre Herrera was awarded the Medal of Honor for his deeds during World War II. Herrera died yesterday at age 91. We look back at his courageous actions.

July 12, 2007

  • Teacher Space Camp
    • A space camp for teachers was held in Huntsville, Alabama recently. The Honeywell-sponsored camp exposes teachers to astronaut training and teaches them lessons that they take back to the classroom. Phoenix teacher Lynn Pinda will talk about her experience at space camp.

May 22, 2007

  • Arizona Stories: Ernest McFarland
    • A look back at the career and accomplishments of the only politician in Arizona who was a senator, governor and chief justice of the State Supreme Court. Ernest McFarland was the man who got the G.I. Bill passed, which increased educational opportunities for U.S. veterans. He was also instrumental, with Senator Carl Hayden, in obtaining water for Arizona with the Central Arizona Project.

April 3, 2007

  • Arizona Congressman Harry Mitchell
    • Arizona Congressman Harry Mitchell is back in Arizona as Congress takes its Spring Recess.Well talk to Congressman Mitchell about the Iraq War, health care for our Nations veterans, and experiences during his first term in Congress.

February 7, 2007

January 18, 2007

  • HORIZON 25th Anniversary
    • As we continue our look back at the big stories Horizon has covered during it's 25 years, the effort to get a Martin Luther King Junior holiday in Arizona was a big part of our coverage for many years.

January 17, 2007

  • Bring Back Blue
    • The Chairman of the Maricopa County Board Of Supervisors, Fulton Brock, discusses the countys new initiative, Bring Back Blue, designed to make people aware of particulate matter pollution in the Valley.

January 11, 2007

  • HORIZON stadium coverage
    • As Horizon celebrates its 25th Anniversary, we look back at some of the big stories we've covered, starting with a look back at our stadium coverage.

January 1, 2007

  • Cartoonists Year-Ender
    • Join HORIZON for the annual cartoonists show, an entertaining, outlandish look back at the year's top news events. Arizona Republic cartoonist Steve Benson and nationally syndicated East Valley Cartoonist Brian Fairrington join Michael Grant to show their cartoons depicting the year's big news events.

December 29, 2006

  • Journalists Roundtable Year-Ender
    • Michael Grant sits down with journalists Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services, The Tribune's Mark Flatten and The Arizona Republic's Doug MacEachern to look back at the year's top stories and give predictions for 2007.

December 26, 2006

  • Cartoonists' Year-Ender
    • Join HORIZON for the annual cartoonists show, an entertaining, outlandish look back at the year's top news events. Arizona Republic cartoonist Steve Benson and national syndicated East Valley cartoonist Brian Fairrington join Michael Grant to show their cartoons depicting the year's big news events.

December 20, 2006

  • Air Quality
    • Cooler temperatures early this week gave us a break from the previous weeks bad air quality but that doesnt mean we are clear of future sightings of the Valley's winter brown cloud. The layer of visible particulates that blankets the skyline during the winter season will surely be back. Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens joins Horizon to talk about the regions air quality as wells as ways to reduce particulate matter-producing emissions.
  • HORIZON 25th Anniversary - Space Probe
    • As we continue our look back at the 25 year history of HORIZON, we remember Space Probe 8. In the mid-Eighties, HORIZON covered the return of Halleys Comet, with nightly reports on space.

November 8, 2006

August 3, 2006

  • A Decade of Education and Innovation
    • Dr. Peter Likins, retired president of the University of Arizona, visits HORIZON for a look back at his decade-long tenure at the university and his future plans.

June 27, 2006

  • A Decade of Education and Innovation
    • Dr. Peter Likins, president of the University of Arizona will be retiring soon from the post he's held for nearly 10 years. Likins offers a look back at his time at the UofA and talks about his future plans.

May 16, 2006

  • Battle of Picacho Pass
    • Historian Andy Masich and Civil War enthusiast Bill Thompson take viewers back to the western-most battle of the Civil War: The Battle of Picacho Pass.

March 27, 2006

  • Healthcare Symposim
    • A look back at last week's "Transforming American Healthcare National Symposium, which was sponsored by the W.P. Carey School of Business.

December 30, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Michael Grant sits down with journalists Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services, The Tribune's Mark Flatten and The Arizona Republic's Doug MacEachern to look back at the year's top stories and make predictions for 2006.

December 26, 2005

  • Cartoonists' Show
    • Join HORIZON for the annual cartoonists show, an entertaining, outlandish look back at the year's top news events. Arizona Republic cartoonist Steve Benson and Brian Fairrington of the Tribune join Michael Grant to show their cartoons depicting the year's big news events.

December 23, 2005

  • Journalists' Roundtable Year-Ender
    • Michael Grant sits down with journalists Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services, The Tribune's Mark Flatten and The Arizona Republic's Doug MacEachern to look back at the year's top stories and give predictions for 2006.

December 19, 2005

  • Cartoonists' Show
    • Tune in for HORIZONs annual Cartoonists' Show, an entertaining, outlandish look back at the year's top news events. Arizona Republic cartoonist Steve Benson and Brian Fairrington of the Tribune join Michael Grant to show their cartoons depicting the year's big news events.

May 31, 2005

  • Native American education
    • For over a century, attempts to meet the educational needs of Native American students have been unsuccessful and despite legislation and numerous government programs, much still needs to be done. We'll look back at Native American education and what some educational facilities are doing now.

April 14, 2005

  • Kids in Pickups
    • No kids in the back of pickups. That's a bill lawmakers have been trying to pass for 10 years. We'll talk to the sponsor of the bill, Rep. Jerry Weiers.

April 5, 2005

  • Vouchers/Tuiton Tax Credits
    • The issue of school vouchers is back in Arizona's capitol for the first time in almost a decade. The senate has okayed a bill for the senate to provide money for private school tuition. "Horizon" looks at school choice issues at the legislature.

March 24, 2005

  • Budget Showdown
    • The Clean Elections Commission orders a lawmaker to quit for breaking the law on campaign spending. It's back to the drawing board as the governor vetoes most of the state budget handed to her by Republican lawmakers.

March 2, 2005

January 28, 2005

  • Journalists Roundtable
    • Phoenix mayor Phil Gordon says he isn't happy with the way the water crisis was handled and raises some serious questions. The U.S. Justice Department has approved the voting provisions of Prop 200 while lawyers were back in court Thursday arguing about the scope of the voter approved law. And the Clean Elections Commission looking at removing Representative David Burnell Smith for violating finance laws.

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