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August 13, 2014

July 10, 2014

  • AZ Giving and Leading: Dads 4 Special Kids  |   Video
    • An Arizona father searching for support as he raises a son with disabilities discovers he’s not alone. Ray Morris created a nonprofit group that offers monthly meetings, workshops and online help for fathers to ask questions, share experiences and learn from each other.

July 4, 2014

  • Economic Special  |   Video
    • An ASU Research professor will talk about why the nation has recovered jobs lost during the economic downturn but Arizona has not. ASU’s Morrison Institute has released a new report about making the Sun Corridor more competitive globally and with other states. The Global Cities Initiative is a joint project that aims to help metropolitan areas strengthen their international connections.

May 29, 2014

  • Special Legislative Session  |   Video
    • A special legislative session to revise Arizona’s system for protecting abused and neglected children was wrapped up. Jim Small, an editor with the Arizona Capitol Times, gives us an update.

May 28, 2014

  • Special Legislative Session  |   Video
    • Get an update on the special legislative session on day two of three scheduled days with Capitol Media Services reporter Howard Fischer.

May 27, 2014

  • Special Legislative Session  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer has called the legislature into special session to revamp Child Protective Services. Ben Giles of the Arizona Capitol Times will bring us up to date.

May 1, 2014

  • Child Abuse Prevention  |   Video
    • The Children’s Action Alliance is urging the legislature to pass funding for child care vouchers during an upcoming special session, saying the vouchers are a proven method to prevent child abuse. Dana Wolfe Naimark, President and CEO of the alliance, will talk about the issue.

April 4, 2014

  • Literary Special  |   Video
    • Hear from two top-selling authors about their newest works. International bestseller Bill Bryson, author of “A Walk in the Woods, A Short History of Nearly Everything, At Home,” will talk about his latest book, “One Summer: America, 1927.” Thomas Moore, author of the bestselling “Care of the Soul,” will talk about his new book, “A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World.”

December 19, 2013

  • 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.

June 6, 2013

  • West Phoenix Revitalization  |   Video
    • A new report is out on improvements made in West Phoenix. The West Phoenix Revitalization Area 2012 Annual Report shows a reduction in property and violent crimes and a $12-million investment in foreclosed properties. Ginger Spencer, Special Assistant to the Phoenix City Manager and Jim Miller, WPRA Board Chair, will talk about the report.

May 6, 2013

  • AZ Giving & Leading: Open Arms Home for Children  |   Video
    • After taking a family mission trip to South Africa in 2005, Bob and Sallie Solis of Phoenix felt called to do something about the plight of children orphaned by AIDS in the country. They used their life savings and bought a 70-acre hilltop farm and established the Open Arms Home. Today, the home houses over 50 orphans. Bob Solis will talk about the Open Arms Home.

January 21, 2013

  • Giving & Leading: An Arizona Horizon Special  |   Video
    • Visit SpoFit, a Valley fitness center designed for people with disabilities; see what Native American Connections is doing to help Native Americans in need of housing and other critical services; the leader of the Veterans Medical Leadership Council explains how the VMLC improves the health and well-being of veterans in need.

January 14, 2013

  • Governor’s 2013 State of the State Address  |   Video
    • Arizona Horizon presents an hour-long special featuring Governor Jan Brewer’s 2013 State of the State Address followed by political analysis of the speech and the upcoming legislative session with former state legislators Stan Barnes, the founder and president of Copper State Consulting Group, and former state senator David Schapira.

January 3, 2013

  • USASU International Piano Competition  |   Video
    • Arizona State University is hosting the 6th Bosendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competitions on January 6-13, 2013. Competition founder and ASU Associate Professor of Piano, Dr. Baruch Meir, talks about some of the special features of this year’s competitions.

January 1, 2013

  • 2012 Political Cartoonists Special  |   Video
    • REPEAT FROM 12/20/12

      The news and events of 2012 as drawn by Arizona Republic political cartoonist Steve Benson and nationally syndicated Valley cartoonist Brian Fairrington.

December 28, 2012

  • 2013 Journalists’ Predictions Special   |   Video
    • REPEAT FROM 12/21/12

      Journalists predict the news of 2013. Panelists include Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services, Doug MacEachearn of the Arizona Republic and Steve Goldstein of KJZZ.

December 27, 2012

  • Arizona ArtBeat Special   |   Video
    • REPEAT FROM 12/07/12

      ASU Professor Mark Robinson, the principal investigator for NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), discusses “Lunar Landscapes,” an exhibition of LROC images using large-scale panoramic panels and digital projection. A look at the contemporary Western-American art of Ludvic now on exhibition at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg. Ballet Arizona Executive Director Alison Johnston and Arizona Opera General Director Scott Altman talk about teaming-up with the Phoenix Symphony for a special performance early next year. They also speak about the new performance venues their organizations are building.

December 24, 2012

  • Giving & Leading: An Arizona Horizon Special  |   Video
    • REPEAT FROM 06/15/2012.

      Patrick McWhortor, President and CEO of Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, shares the findings of a statewide survey of Arizona nonprofits contained in the report Borderline: Hope and Concern for Arizona Nonprofits. Find out how Arizona food banks are responding to the challenges of ending hunger; and how all nonprofits are finding creative new ways of doing business.

December 21, 2012

December 20, 2012

December 19, 2012

  • Arizona ArtBeat Special   |   Video
    • 100 years of Arizona music is featured in “I Am AZ Music”, a special exhibition at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. Art collector Eddie Basha gives a tour of the Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery of Western American and Native American Art. Tempe-based A Ludwig Dance Theatre – Arizona’s oldest performing dance company –celebrates 35 years of socially-conscious dance.

November 12, 2012

  • Veterans Day Special   |   Video
    • A tribute to our military veterans featuring the work of the Veterans Medical Leadership Council; the heroic story of Sylvestre Herrera, the first Arizona resident to receive the Medal of Honor during World War II; and Betty Blake, one of the original Women Air Force Service Pilots who were trained to fly military aircraft to support the war effort.

November 6, 2012

  • VOTE 2012: Election Returns and Analysis  |   Video
    • One hour special at 10 p.m. of election returns and analysis with political consultants Wes Gullett of FirstStrategic, Bob Grossfeld of The Media Guys, and Jay Thorne of Jay Thorne Incorporated.

September 27, 2012

  • Arizona ArtBeat: Ballet Arizona and Arizona Opera  |   Video
    • Ballet Arizona Executive Director Alison Johnston and Arizona Opera General Director Scott Altman talk about teaming-up with the Phoenix Symphony for a special performance early next year. They also speak about the new performance venues their organizations are building.

August 30, 2012

  • Arizona ArtBeat Special  |   Video
    • 100 years of Arizona music is featured in “I Am AZ Music”, a new exhibition at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. Art collector Eddie Basha gives a tour of the Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery of Western American and Native American Art. Tempe-based A Ludwig Dance Theatre – Arizona’s oldest performing dance company –celebrates 35 years of socially-conscious dance.

August 22, 2012

  • Tech & Innovation: Hardened Computer Chips  |   Video
    • Tucson-area company Ridgetop has won two $1 million contracts from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop special computer chips hardened by radioactivity. The analog-to-digital signal processor chips will be used in particle accelerators. Doug Goodman, Ridgetop’s Founder and CEO, will discuss his company’s chips.

August 1, 2012

  • 47 Years of Medicare & Medicaid  |   Video
    • 47 years ago the nation’s Medicaid and Medicare programs were born. We’ll take a look at the history and evolution of those programs and the challenges they’re facing today with a special emphasis on Arizona’s Medicaid program, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), which is now in its 30th year. Guests include AHCCCS Director Tom Betlach and AARP Arizona State President Dr. Leonard Kirschner who is a former AHCCCS Director (1987-1993).

July 4, 2012

June 14, 2012

  • CD8 Special Election Politics  |   Video
    • Political consultant Wes Gullett and pollster Mike O’Neil talk about the outcome of the special election to fill former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ empty seat in Congress and what it says about the current political environment.

June 13, 2012

  • Congressional District 8 Special Election  |   Video
    • Ron Barber, a former aide to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, won Tuesday’s special election to complete Giffords’ congressional term. Arizona Republic congressional reporter Rebekah Sanders talks about the race between Barber, a Democrat, and Republican Tea Party candidate Jesse Kelly.

May 28, 2012

  • Arizona ArtBeat Special (Repeat)  |   Video
    • Learn about Arizona’s music history with a visit to the “I Am AZ Music” exhibition at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, tour the Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery of Western and Native American Art with Arizona grocer Eddie Basha, and learn about the Valley’s longest-running dance company from the founder of Tempe-based A Ludwig Dance Theatre.

April 18, 2012

  • CD 8 Special Primary Election  |   Video
    • Arizona Republic Congressional reporter Rebekah Sanders discusses the outcome of the Republican primary election in the race to complete the remainder of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ term in office.

February 21, 2012

  • Municipal Aging Services Project  |   Video
    • The Valley’s 65 and over population is expected to double in size by the end of this decade. Find out what “MAG”, the Maricopa Association of Governments, is doing to help local governments determine how to best serve this growing population. Guests include MAG Human Services and Special Projects Manager Amy St. Peter, Carol Kratz of Piper Trust, and Michelle Dinisio, the President and CEO of Benevilla, a nonprofit that provides services to seniors.

February 9, 2012

  • Adopt a Pound Dog  |   Video
    • Dozens of “E-list” dogs (those scheduled to be euthanized) are being transferred from shelters all over the state to Tempe for a special pet adoption event February 11th and 12th. Longtime pet rescue volunteer Cathy LaSausa will speak about the event and how to reduce the number of dogs that end up on the “E-list."

January 9, 2012

  • Governor’s State of the State Address  |   Video
    • Arizona Horizon presents a hour-long special featuring Governor Jan Brewer’s 2012 State of the State Address, followed by political analysis of the speech and the upcoming legislative session by political consultants/former legislators Stan Barnes and John Loredo.

December 22, 2011

  • Arizona ArtBeat Special: 100 Years 100 Ranchers
    • Scott Baxter’s photographic essay of 100 ranchers whose families have been ranching in Arizona since 1912 or earlier is on exhibition at Sky Harbor Airport (Terminal Four, Level Three) through mid May 2012. Follow Scott Baxter as he photographs the Amado family at their ranch in southern Arizona.
  • Arizona ArtBeat Special: The Art of Janine Antoni
    • She expresses herself through performance and sculpture. New York artist Janine Antoni discussed her art with Ted Simons while she was in town to deliver the Elaine Horwitch Lecture on Contemporary Art and Visual Culture at Arizona State University.

December 19, 2011

  • Arizona Technology and Innovation Special Asteroid Research
    • The space shuttle program may have ended, but a new era in space exploration is underway. NASA recently announced its latest mission – OSIRIS-REx. The mission involves learning more about earth’s history by obtaining samples of an asteroid that’s headed in this direction. Arizona State University Professor Phil Christensen talks about the mission.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation Special: Remote Control for Unmanned Aircraft
    • A local company is playing a big role in the development of remote controlled unmanned military aircraft. Doug Limbaugh, CEO of Phoenix-based Kutta technologies, talks about his company’s work.
  • Arizona Technology and Innovation Special: Science and Math Club
    • One of the problems often cited with American education is that we lag behind other countries in math and science. An after-school program at a Chandler elementary school is aimed at helping younger students in those areas. Teacher Eileen Carey of Hartford Sylvia Encinas School in Chandler talks about the club.

December 8, 2011

December 7, 2011

December 6, 2011

December 5, 2011

October 17, 2011

September 5, 2011

  • Focus on Sustainability: A Horizon Special  |   Video
    • The Sustainability-inclined segments include EcoScraps, a company that turns spoiled produce into garden compost; Clean Air Cab, an eco-friendly cab company; and Transit Oriented Development along the Valley’s light rail line.

August 11, 2011

August 10, 2011

August 9, 2011

August 8, 2011

July 27, 2011

  • Consolidating Arizona School Districts  |   Video
    • A special legislative committee has started looking at possible ways to consolidate Arizona school districts. Hear from members of that committee, Senator Rich Crandall and Superintendent of the Tolleson Union High School District Margo Seck.

July 4, 2011

June 14, 2011

June 9, 2011

June 8, 2011

June 7, 2011

June 6, 2011

May 30, 2011

  • Memorial Day Special  |   Video
    • Visit the Arizona Military Museum, learn about a day resource center for homeless seniors that helps a large percentage of veterans, and meet Korean War POW Arden Rowley.

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.

March 17, 2011

March 16, 2011

March 15, 2011

March 14, 2011

March 10, 2011

March 9, 2011

March 8, 2011

March 7, 2011

February 15, 2011

  • Special Session  |   Video
    • State lawmakers are working in special session this week on a bill designed to grow jobs and improve Arizona's economy. Speaker of the House Kirk Adams and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell discuss the measure.

January 25, 2011

January 17, 2011

  • MLK Holiday Special  |   Video
    • A special program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others who have fought, and continue to fight, for human rights. Guests include ASU Professor of History Dr. Matthew Whitaker and Alfredo Gutierrez, a political activist and former legislative leader.

December 28, 2010

  • Brain Special  |   Video
    • Researchers at Arizona State University and Phoenix Children's Hospital are working on a brain-computer interface that will allow people to control electronic devices directly with their brain. Stephen Helms Tillery of the ASU School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering will discuss the research on a special Technology and Innovation segment.

December 22, 2010

  • Science Special  |   Video
    • Why there is more matter than anti-matter, how heat can be converted into electricity using a quantum effect and how visual illusions fool our brains.

December 14, 2010

  • Brain-Computer Interface  |   Video
    • Researchers at Arizona State University and Phoenix Children's Hospital are working on a brain-computer interface that will allow people to control electronic devices directly with their brain. Stephen Helms Tillery of the ASU School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering will discuss the research on a special Technology and Innovation segment.
  • Focus on Sustainability: A HORIZON Special  |   Video
    • Find out how Arizona can benefit from a green economy. We'll take a look at the latest strategies to promote clean energy innovation. And we'll show you how recycled waste water can help the state achieve a sustainable water future. Made possible by ASU Global Institute of Sustainability.

December 2, 2010

December 1, 2010

November 30, 2010

November 29, 2010

November 25, 2010

November 11, 2010

October 12, 2010

October 11, 2010

October 7, 2010

September 1, 2010

August 11, 2010

  • Secret Ballots for Unionizing  |   Video
    • The pros and cons of a ballot measure, approved by state lawmakers in special session, that attempts to block proposed federal legislation regarding the formation of labor unions.

August 5, 2010

August 4, 2010

August 3, 2010

August 2, 2010

July 29, 2010

  • HORIZON Special coverage of SB1070  |   Video
    • Guests include: Paul Babeu, Pinal County Sheriff; Lydia Guzman, political activist; Carissa Hessick, ASU law professor; David Lujan, State Representative (Dem.); Stephen Montoya, attorney; Rick Murphy, State Representative (Rep.).

July 28, 2010

July 5, 2010

  • Horizon Special: The WASP of WWII  |   Video
    • Women Air Force Service Pilots, or WASP, were the first women trained to fly American military aircraft. Meet Betty Blake, an Arizona resident who was in one of the first classes of WASP, known as the “guinea pigs”.

June 15, 2010

  • Clean Elections Debate: Candidates for Governor  |   Video
    • A special hour-long edition of Horizon with the Republican candidates for governor. Find out where they stand on the issues. Invited to attend: Jan Brewer, Tom Gordon, Matthew Jette, Dean Martin, and Buz Mills.

June 10, 2010

June 9, 2010

June 8, 2010

June 7, 2010

May 19, 2010

  • Prop 100 and the State Budget  |   Video
    • By a wide margin, Arizona voters approved Proposition 100 raising the state sales tax by a penny per dollar for three years. John Arnold, Director of the Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Budget, explains how the extra revenue will help the State.
  • Prop 100 and Politics  |   Video
    • Mike O’Neil, President of the public opinion research firm O’Neil Associates, talks about the outcome of the Prop 100 special election and what it says about Arizona’s political landscape.

May 13, 2010

  • Proposition 100 Debate  |   Video
    • With the May 18th special election five days away, proponents and opponents of the temporary state sales tax increase state their cases for and against Proposition 100.

May 11, 2010

  • Special Election – Voter Info  |   Video
    • Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell has the latest information about the May 18th special election on the Prop 100 temporary state sales tax increase.

May 5, 2010

  • Prop 100 – Temporary Sales Tax Increase  |   Video
    • ASU economist Dennis Hoffman and Goldwater Institute economist Byron Schlomach debate the merits and economic impacts of Prop 100, the temporary state sales tax increase that’s on the May 18th special election ballot.

April 21, 2010

  • Prop 100 - Temporary Sales Tax Increase  |   Video
    • A debate on Proposition 100. It’s a measure on the May 18th special election ballot that would temporarily increase the state sales tax by one cent per dollar for three years. Representing “Yes on 100” is Marty Shultz, Vice President of Government Affairs for the Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, the parent company of APS. Representing the “No on 100” campaign is Don Goldwater, State Chairman of the PAChyderm Coalition, a Reagan Republican organization and advises legislators in the areas of economics, immigration and other campaign issues.

April 15, 2010

April 6, 2010

  • May 18th Special Election  |   Video
    • Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell explains what’s being done to prepare for the special election on a temporary state sales tax increase, and how you can be prepared to vote in it.

March 25, 2010

  • Game and Fish Commission  |   Video
    • Senate Bill 1200 changes the process for appointing Arizona Game and Fish Commissioners. Critics say it hijacks the commission, putting Arizona’s wildlife in the hands of special interests. Hear both sides of the issue from Arizona Game and Fish Commissioner Norm Freeman and Pete Cimellaro, an Arizona Sportsmen for Wildlife board member.

March 18, 2010

March 17, 2010

March 16, 2010

March 15, 2010

March 11, 2010

March 10, 2010

March 9, 2010

March 8, 2010

March 3, 2010

  • How Governor Mofford Saved the Cactus League  |   Video
    • Spring Training baseball is in full swing this month, and with half of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams, Arizona’s Cactus League is as strong as ever. But there was a time when Arizona might have lost the league if not for the actions of Governor Rose Mofford. Former Special Assistant to the Governor Geoffrey Gonsher and Cactus League historian Rodney Johnson tell us how Governor Mofford saved the Cactus League.

January 27, 2010

January 11, 2010

  • State of the State  |   Video
    • A special hour-long HORIZON featuring Governor Jan Brewer’s State of the State Address in its entirety followed by commentary from political analyst Stan Barnes and former lawmaker and Pinal County Supervisor Pete Rios.

January 1, 2010

December 31, 2009

  • Special Eight programming
    • Hats Off
      Mimi Weddell began her acting career at 65. She lived her dream by starring in television shows, movies and commercials.

December 21, 2009

  • Horizon Science Special  |   Video
    • In a Science Special on Horizon, we look at an Arizona State University program to develop a flexible video display, talk about the future of nuclear power and hear from Seth Shostak, a lead scientist from SETI, where extraterrestrial life is being sought.

December 10, 2009

  • State Budget  |   Video
    • The Governor’s Chief of Staff, Eileen Klein, provides an update on the $1.6 billion state budget deficit and a possible special session to deal with the shortfall.

December 8, 2009

December 7, 2009

December 3, 2009

December 2, 2009

December 1, 2009

November 30, 2009

November 27, 2009

November 26, 2009

November 24, 2009

  • Teacher Lawsuit  |   Video
    • The Arizona Education Association has filed a special action with the Arizona Supreme Court against Governor Jan Brewer and the Arizona State Legislature over policy changes approved in special session that impact teacher’s salaries, contracts and their involvement in professional association activities. AEA President John Wright talks about the lawsuit.

November 23, 2009

  • Special Session Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small discusses the recently-concluded special legislative session that resulted in $300 million of new budget cuts.

November 17, 2009

  • State Budget  |   Video
    • As lawmakers prepare to enter a special session for the budget, two lawmakers will discuss the budget and what can be done about it. Guests include House Appropriations Chairman, Rep. John Kavanagh (R) and House Assistant Minority Leader, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D).

October 26, 2009

  • Illegal Immigration  |   Video
    • State Senator Russell Pearce (R) discusses his request for a special session to deal with illegal immigration.

October 8, 2009

October 7, 2009

September 28, 2009

  • Ken Burns, A HORIZON Special  |   Video
    • Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, producer of The National Parks: America's Best Idea, sits down with HORIZON host Ted Simons.

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.

September 7, 2009

  • Economic Growth: A HORIZON Special  |   Video
    • Growing jobs with the sun and science. We’ll take a look at Arizona’s new tax incentive bill for solar companies that becomes law Sept. 30th, efforts to recruit solar companies to Arizona, and the challenges facing a Tempe based biotech company as it tries to move from start-up to commercial success.

August 26, 2009

  • Legislative Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small provides an update on the state budget after lawmakers adjourned the special session, sine die. It’s a move that gives the Governor 10 days to consider signing the budget that’s nearly identical to one she previously vetoed.

August 11, 2009

August 10, 2009

August 5, 2009

August 4, 2009

August 3, 2009

July 23, 2009

  • Governor Jan Brewer  |   Video
    • Ted Simons talks with Governor Jan Brewer about the current special session and the recently wrapped-up regular session of the Arizona State Legislature.

July 8, 2009

  • Special Session  |   Video
    • The budget passed by state lawmakers at the last minute has been shot down in part by Governor Jan Brewer. House Minority Leader Representative David Lujan and House Majority Leader John McComish talk about efforts to come up with a new budget plan.

July 7, 2009

  • Special Session Update  |   Video
    • Arizona Capitol Times reporter Jim Small talks about a productive first day of the special session that culminated in a bipartisan effort to restore $3.2 billion in funding to K-12 education.

July 6, 2009

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Horizon Special  |   Video
    • Ted Simons interviews a shining star in the universe of astrophysics, Neil deGrasse Tyson. The author and host of PBS’ NOVA ScienceNOW talks about what sparked his interest in the cosmos. Ted also asks what Tyson has against Pluto, the celestial body that was discovered at Flagstaff's Lowell Observatory.

June 4, 2009

June 3, 2009

  • Special Eight programming
    • The UltraMind Solution: Defeat Depression, Overcome Anxiety and Sharpen Your Mind with Mark Hyman, M.D.

June 2, 2009

June 1, 2009

May 25, 2009

  • Memorial Day Special
    • In honor of Memorial Day, we profile Arizona heroes: Sylvestre Herrera, Medal of Honor recipient, and Frank Luke, Jr., the namesake of Luke Air Force Base. Also, stories from World War II.

May 21, 2009

  • Special Session: Corporate Tax Credits  |   Video
    • Governor Jan Brewer called a special session to expand Arizona’s corporate tax credit law to benefit disabled and foster kids. Already, corporations that owe state income tax can choose to give some, or all, of that money to a school tuition organization which uses the money to help low income kids attend private and religious schools. The special session seeks to create a similar program for foster and disabled kids.

April 6, 2009

March 23, 2009

  • Former U.S. Senator Dennis DeConcini  |   Video
    • For 18 years, Dennis DeConcini represented Arizona in the U.S. Senate. In this special, Catching Up With..., we find out what the former senator has been up to since he retired from public office.

February 24, 2009

February 16, 2009

  • Science Special: Computer Memory Device  |   Video
    • ASU electrical engineering Professor Michael Kozicki talks about a new computer memory device being developed at Arizona State University that would greatly increase the capacity of flash drives.
  • Science Special: Telescope  |   Video
    • Richard Green, director of the Large Binocular Telescope, talks about the world's most powerful binocular telescope which resides on Mount Graham in southeastern Arizona.
  • Science Special: Solar Energy  |   Video
    • SRP engineer Joel Dickinson explains how a solar project is helping to cool the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs office.
  • Science Special: Alternative Fuel Vehicles  |   Video
    • Jonathan Posner, a Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor in the Fulton School of Engineering at Arizona State University, talks abou the future of alternative fuel vehicles.

January 1, 2009

December 31, 2008

  • small Town Challenges  |   Video
    • small towns in Arizona are facing some big challenges. In this HORIZON special, you'll learn about water problems in Payson, growth issues in Prescott, a proposed theme park in Eloy and highway issues in Sedona.

December 25, 2008

December 24, 2008

  • Catching Up with ...  |   Video
    • Join us for a HORIZON special as we catch up with four politicians who were once in the limelight, but have now stepped aside and pursued other interests. Find out the latest on former Senator Dennis DeConcini, former Phoenix City Councilman Calvin Goode and former Governors Jane Hull and Raul Castro.

December 9, 2008

December 7, 2008

December 4, 2008

December 3, 2008

December 2, 2008

December 1, 2008

November 27, 2008

November 11, 2008

  • Veterans Day Special  |   Video
    • Hear the captivating stories of two Iraq War Veterans as they recount their experiences. Sergeant Tim Hernandez and Navy Hospital Corpsman Kevin Ivory talk about their involvement in three explosions.

November 4, 2008

  • Vote 2008: Election Night Special  |   Video
    • special 10 p.m. broadcast. NewsHour's election night coverage begins at 7 p.m. At 10 p.m., join Ted Simons for a one-hour live HORIZON special that examines the latest numbers on the races and analyzes the results with political consultants Chuck Coughlin and Sam Coppersmith.

November 3, 2008

October 15, 2008

  • special Eight programming
    • PBS NewsHour Debates 2008 The third presidential debate between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama focuses on domestic issues. Bob Schieffer moderates the debate, live from Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York. Analysis from The NewsHour team anchored by Jim Lehrer with David Brooks and Mark Shields follows.

October 9, 2008

October 8, 2008

  • Arizona Fall League  |   Video
    • The Arizona Diamondbacks are done for the year, but baseball isn�t over in Arizona. On Oct. 7, the Arizona Fall League begins its 17th season. Every MLB team sends its most promising prospects to the AFL to hone their skills against other top talent. Since its inception, the AFL has produced 136 All-Stars, five MVPs and three Cy Young Award winners. Join Roland Hemond, the �architect� of the league, and AFL Executive Vice President Steve Cobb as they discuss the league, its mission, and its future.

October 7, 2008

  • special Eight programming
    • PBS NewsHour Debates 2008: Preidential Debate (2) The second presidential debate between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama features undecided voters posing questions to the candidates. Tom Brokaw moderates the debate, live from Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee. Analysis from The NewsHour team anchored by Jim Lehrer with David Brooks and Mark Shields follows.

October 2, 2008

September 11, 2008

September 10, 2008

September 9, 2008

September 8, 2008

September 4, 2008

September 3, 2008

September 2, 2008

September 1, 2008

August 28, 2008

August 27, 2008

August 26, 2008

August 25, 2008

August 7, 2008

August 6, 2008

August 5, 2008

August 4, 2008

July 16, 2008

  • Protecting Arizona's Children: A HORIZON Special  |   Video
    • This special edition of HORIZON takes a look at Child Protective Services, the state agency responsible for protecting children from abuse and neglect. The agency is often in the crosshairs of critics who say it goes too far or not far enough in protecting children. This program examines the agency's strengths and weaknesses as well as efforts to make it better.

July 15, 2008

  • sheriff Joe Arpaio  |   Video
    • Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio joins HORIZON to talk about his controversial Illegal Immigration Interdiction Unit.
  • Artificial Cervical Disc  |   Video
    • An amazing new implant gives patients relief from degenerative disc disease. We take you through one Valley woman's surgery and recovery.

July 4, 2008

June 5, 2008

June 4, 2008

June 3, 2008

June 2, 2008

May 26, 2008

  • Memorial Day Special  |   Video
    • In honor of Memorial Day we profile Arizona heroes: Sylvestre Herrera, Medal of Honor recipient, and Frank Luke, Jr., the namesake of Luke Air Force Base. Also, stories from World War II

March 18, 2008

March 17, 2008

March 13, 2008

March 12, 2008

March 11, 2008

March 10, 2008

March 6, 2008

March 5, 2008

March 4, 2008

March 3, 2008

February 28, 2008

  • AZ Legislature: A to Z  |   Video
    • The State Legislature takes on immigration issues, a budget shortfall and various other issues. Learn more in this HORIZON special on the 2008 Legislature.

February 5, 2008

  • super Tuesday  |   Video
    • Arizonas Presidential Preference Election is one of several state presidential primary elections held today. This one-hour Super Tuesday special covers the candidates, contests and numbers with analysis from political experts Stan Barnes of Copper State Consulting and Bob Grossfeld of the Media Guys.

January 21, 2008

  • Civil Rights Special  |   Video
    • We honor the accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen, who fought fascism in WWII and racism at home. Then, HORIZON talks with Paul Chavez, son of Cesar Chavez. We close the program with a look at the genocide in Rwanda with the man who the movie Hotel Rwanda was based on, Paul Rusesabagina.

January 1, 2008

  • Cartoonists Special 2007  |   Video
    • Pulitzer Prize editorial cartoonist Steve Benson of the Arizona Republic and nationally syndicated East Valley cartoonist Brian Fairrington illustrate the years major events.

December 27, 2007

  • Cartoonists Special 2007  |   Video
    • Pulitzer Prize editorial cartoonist Steve Benson of the Arizona Republic and nationally syndicated East Valley cartoonist Brian Fairrington illustrate the years major events.

December 25, 2007

  • Made in Arizona  |   Video
    • Did you know there is a salt mine operation in Glendale? Or that there are 26 wineries in Arizona? In this special, HORIZON looks at some surprising industries in our state, including feature film production and the manufacturing of a life saving product that is used worldwide.

December 11, 2007

December 10, 2007

December 6, 2007

December 5, 2007

December 4, 2007

December 3, 2007

November 29, 2007

  • Nixon and Elvis
    • Egil Bud Krogh was the man President Richard Nixon placed in charge of the Special Investigations Unit, or plumbers. During a recent visit to ASU, he sat down with us to tell the amazing story of Elvis Presleys visit with Nixon at the White House, asking for a badge to be a special narcotics agent.

November 22, 2007

November 20, 2007

  • Cronkite-Eight Poll
    • How do Maricopa county voters feel about Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas? How do they feel about the Phoenix New Times? Those are some of the questions we asked in a special Cronkite-Eight Maricopa County-only survey. Poll Director Dr. Bruce Merrill and Associate Director Tara Blanc will explain the results. Read the complete poll results.

November 12, 2007

  • Profiles from World War II
    • This special delves into the Arizona WWII experience. First, a woman revisits her years with the WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Services). Then, American, British and Chinese pilots took advantage of Arizonas weather and wide-open spaces to train for aerial combat. Former flight instructors and cadets recount their experiences in the Grand Canyon State. Lastly, we hear the story of Medal of Honor recipient Silvestre Herrera.

October 31, 2007

  • Career Ladder Lawsuit
    • Career Ladder is Arizonas performance-based pay program for teachers. Twenty-eight Arizona school districts participate in the program while more than 200 others do not. They couldnt participate if they wanted to because the State legislature hasnt approved new Career Ladder funding since 1994. Gilbert Public Schools, a nonparticipating district, has filed a lawsuit claiming the program violates the State Constitutions general and uniform requirement for public education. A Gilbert Public Schools representative and the President of the Arizona Education Association discuss the lawsuit. Read the lawsuit. [pdf file] 598 KB Arizona Education Association Web site

October 22, 2007

  • Phoenix New Times Investigation
    • A conversation with an attorney for The Arizona Republic about a motion filed by the newspaper and KPNX-TV to unseal documents related to the grand jury investigation into the Phoenix New Times publication.
  • Arizona's Immigration Strategy Part 1
    • This segment is the first of a four-part series examining Arizonas employer-sanctions law and the issues surrounding it. Arizona Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Alonzo Pea is our guest.
  • Sustainability
    • Tom Hines, program manager for APS residential programs, will tell us what APS is doing to conserve energy.

October 10, 2007

  • Horizon Special: The Cost of Teaching English
    • Learn about Arizonas legal and financial struggles to educate an English language learner (ELL) student. Is there a legislative solution? Discover the cost of ELL programs, and find out about models being developed to help lower costs.

October 9, 2007

October 8, 2007

October 2, 2007

October 1, 2007

September 26, 2007

September 25, 2007

September 24, 2007

September 20, 2007

  • special Eight programming
    • Arizona Stories: WWII Arizona Stories: WWII chronicles the war experiences of Arizona soldiers and their families.

September 10, 2007

  • Sustainability Special
    • This HORIZON special focuses on stories that promote sustainability, such as renewable energy, Maricopa County particle control and Pinal County growth.

September 4, 2007

  • Health Epidemics?
    • On this HORIZON special, we examine what some call health epidemics--conditions that appear to be diagnosed more frequently. We look at why asthma, sleep disorders, autism and obesity are becoming common topics of conversation and media coverage.

August 23, 2007

  • HORIZON Special Made in Arizona
    • Did you know there is a salt mine operation in Glendale? Or that there are 26 wineries in Arizona? In this special, HORIZON looks at some surprising industries in our state, including feature film production and the manufacturing of a life saving product that is used worldwide. Find out more. Salt facility, original air date June 25, 2007 Filmmaking, original air date June 26, 2007 Wineries, original air date June 27, 2007 Evacuation Slides, original air date June 28, 2007

August 21, 2007

  • Health Special
    • On Tuesdays, HORIZON brings you stories on a variety of health topics. Tonight, we look at smoking, nutrition, diabetes and allergies.

August 15, 2007

  • Education Special
    • This HORIZON special takes a look at several issues facing Arizonas students and schools. Learn about plans to reduce the number of school districts in the state. Find out how a school can be labeled as both passing and failing, plus the latest results of the AIMS test, and one schools efforts to help its students learn English.

August 14, 2007

August 13, 2007

August 9, 2007

August 8, 2007

August 7, 2007

August 6, 2007

July 4, 2007

June 21, 2007

  • Arizona's Military Affairs
    • This HORIZON special examines various aspects of military affairs in Arizona. Well learn about the states military facilities, look at the benefits available to members of the armed services, and find out what the VA hospital in Phoenix is doing for combat veterans injured in Iraq. Plus, well update whats being done to improve patient care at the Arizona Veteran Home.

June 5, 2007

June 4, 2007

April 12, 2007

  • Orion Spacecraft
    • A new spacecraft called the Orion will soon replace the Space Shuttle. Some components for the new space vehicle will be built here in the Valley by Honeywell Aerospace. Astronaut Mark Kelly and Former Astronaut Bill Gregory talk about the new space vehicle and the parts being built for it in the Valley.
  • Gun running
    • Gun running to Mexico has increased. ATF Phoenix Special Agent in charge William Newell will talk about the problem.
  • Presidential Candidate
    • Texas Congressman Ron Paul is running for President as a Republican. However, Paul has strong support from Libertarians because of his views. Paul will talk about his candidacy and where he stands on the issues.

March 15, 2007

March 13, 2007

March 12, 2007

March 8, 2007

March 7, 2007

March 6, 2007

March 5, 2007

January 8, 2007

December 28, 2006

  • HORIZON 25th Anniversary SpeciaL
    • HORIZON marks the milestone by counting down the top eight stories from the past 25 years in a one hour special. Find out what made the list and relive these important moments that have defined Arizona.

December 27, 2006

  • Cronkite Awards Luncheon
    • Each year, Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication honors an outstanding journalist with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence. This year's honoree was longtime NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw. In this special edition of HORIZON, we feature Brokaw's recent speech at the awards luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore.

December 25, 2006

December 18, 2006

  • Jules Feiffer/Steve Benson/Brian Fairrington
    • A special edition of HORIZON. Arizona Republic editorial cartoonist Steve Benson and nationally syndicated East Valley cartoonist Brian Fairrington talk about editorial cartoons with Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and playwright Jules Feiffer.

December 14, 2006

  • New ICE Special Agent
    • Hear from the new Special Agent in charge of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement in Arizona, Alonzo Pena, about the challenges facing the busiest corridor of illegal immigrant traffic in the country.

December 12, 2006

December 11, 2006

December 7, 2006

December 6, 2006

December 5, 2006

December 4, 2006

November 24, 2006

  • Cronkite Awards Luncheon
    • Each year, Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication honors an outstanding journalist with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence. This year's honoree was longtime NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw. In this special edition of HORIZON, we feature Brokaw's recent speech at the awards luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore.

November 23, 2006

  • special Eight programming
    • Ichabod The uproarious musical adaptation of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" will delight audiences of all ages.

November 9, 2006

  • special Eight programming
    • Buzz Buzz is more than just a TV show. It comprises television, an interactive Web site (www.azpbs.org/buzz) and uniquely Arizona educational materials that help teachers meet new Arizona arts standards. Discussions for the concept showcasing Arizonas emerging arts scene began more than a year ago, eventually involving more than 20 community organizations. The pilot episode features work by three Valley artists Phoenix Symphony violist and director of Downtown Chamber Series Mark Dix who brings chamber music to new audiences at downtown art galleries; fashion and ASU Dance Department costume designer Galina Mihaleva designs for dancers, models, rock stars and nanotechnologists; and urban designer and Dean of the ASU College of Design Wellington Reiter who envisions a Phoenix Sky Harbor airport where planes, condos and pools might one day co-exist. The pilot also lets viewers know where they can see and hear the work of the featured artists as well as other artists in the same fields.

November 8, 2006

November 7, 2006

October 23, 2006

  • HORIZON 25th Anniversary
    • A review of HORIZON's coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Cronkite-Eight Poll, and the annual political cartoonists' special.

October 19, 2006

  • HORIZON 25th Anniversary Special
    • HORIZON marks the milestone by counting down the top eight stories from the past 25 years. Find out what made the list and relive these important moments that have defined Arizona.

October 16, 2006

  • Education Special
    • From All Day Kindergarten and the AIMS test to the cost of a college education today, experts discuss our children's current education environment and what they'll face in the future.

October 12, 2006

  • Vote 2006: The Propositions
    • This special hour-long program looks at all 19 ballot propositions on the November ballot, including what each proposition does, and offers debate on many of the issues.

October 9, 2006

August 15, 2006

August 14, 2006

August 10, 2006

August 9, 2006

August 8, 2006

August 7, 2006

July 24, 2006

  • AIDS in Arizona
    • since AIDS was first detected in 1981, 9,000 Arizonans have been infected. In a half-hour special, HORIZON examines how trends have shifted over the years and the state of AIDS in Arizona today. We look at Body Positive, a local community organization fighting AIDS, running clinical trials on new treatments for HIV. While AIDS continues to ravage many parts of the world, Arizona is playing a role in finding a solution. A team at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has developed an immune agent that creates a protective immune response in mouse models of HIV.

July 4, 2006

July 3, 2006

  • Power Hungry: Arizona's Energy Needs
    • A Horizon Special Horizon examines the demand and supply of the states energy needs. We look at current sources, how more energy can be developed and how suppliers are racing to keep up, including the possibility of building a refinery here and adding a pipeline. Finally, we consider alternative sources and new technologies to feed our hunger for energy.

June 26, 2006

  • GA$: A HORIZON Miniseries
    • Part one of four. What determines prices at the pump? How much of the cost of a gallon of gas pays for taxes and special blends? Why are prices volatile? HORIZON gives you the answers to these questions and more in this first installment of a four-part miniseries.

June 6, 2006

June 5, 2006

May 15, 2006

  • Immigration Special Edition
    • Dont miss this compilation of stories featured on HORIZON in April and May that focus on the Immigration rallies and marches.

May 3, 2006

  • Medicare Deadline
    • The deadline for enrollment in new Medicare drug plans is May 15th. In a special edition of HORIZON, find out what seniors need to do if they haven't yet enrolled.

April 17, 2006

  • Adoption Bill
    • A discussion of the bill being considered by the State Legislature that would give married couples priority in adoptions. Barbara Trella of Aid To Adoption Of Special Kids and Peter Gentala of the Center For Arizona Policy are guests. www.azkidsneedu.gov

March 20, 2006

March 16, 2006

March 15, 2006

March 14, 2006

March 13, 2006

March 10, 2006

  • Governor Napolitano's Vetoes
    • Gov. Napolitano has vetoed more than 100 bills since becoming Arizona's Governor in 2002. Why has she vetoed so many bills? Michael Grant talks with Dr. David Berman, Senior Research Fellow with ASU's Morrison Institute for Public Policy, about Napolitano's possibly record-breaking vetoes.
  • Medicare deadline
    • The Medicare deadline is fast approaching. The program is known for its complexities, but the state has developed the 'benefits checkup' which can assist with determining what service is right for each person.
  • Education legislation
    • A proposed bill would allow high school seniors to earn more bonus points for good grades on core classes and electives.

March 9, 2006

March 8, 2006

March 7, 2006

March 6, 2006

February 8, 2006

  • Arizona Growing Pains
    • In this HORIZON special, we look at the challenges and complex solutions related to urban growth. Some people are choosing to buy homes on the fringes of the Valley, while others choose high-rise condos.

January 31, 2006

  • state of the Union
    • HORIZON will pre-empted for special NewsHour coverage of the President's State of the Union address.

December 28, 2005

  • Wallace and Ladmo
    • From 1955 to 1989, The Wallace and Ladmo Show entertained kids of all ages in the Phoenix area. In this special, we talk to Bill Thompsonwho portrayed Wallacethe founder of the show and the driving force behind its success. Also, Arizona Republic columnist Richard Ruelas joins us to add insight from the book he wrote on Thomas' life.

December 27, 2005

December 22, 2005

  • Dolan Ellis: A HORIZON Special
    • Legendary Arizona folksinger, songwriter and official State Balladeer Dolan Ellis sits down with Michael Grant for this special. Ellis is dedicated to promoting and preserving western folk history through his music, photography and stewardship of the land. He shares Arizona folklore through his original history-based songs.

December 14, 2005

  • Health Insurance Special
    • More than one million people in Arizona are on health insurance for the indigent, and many of them are employed. What if you don't have insurance at all? Those are a couple of issues covered in HORIZONs special "Arizona's Health Insurance Crisis."

December 8, 2005

December 7, 2005

December 6, 2005

December 5, 2005

November 30, 2005

  • Disaster: A HORIZON Special
    • Dont miss this special half-hour devoted to disaster preparedness. How will the government and the public respond in the event of a catastrophic emergency in Arizona?

November 25, 2005

November 24, 2005

November 16, 2005

  • Mesa Changes
    • One in four Mesa residents is Hispanic, up from one in 10 in 1990. How has this change in demographics affected life in the East Valley? Three members of a team from the East Valley Tribune who explored the issue in a weeklong special investigation join the discussion.

November 14, 2005

November 9, 2005

September 7, 2005

  • Housing Arizona
    • HORIZON's "Housing Arizona" special offers an in-depth look at the Valley's housing boom. Find out what's causing the market to grow and who's buying. The latest home sale prices are impacting families who are struggling to afford a home. The housing market drives our state's economy in many ways. We profile an Arizona-based company that both benefits from and contributes to Arizona's housing industry. What happens if the so-called housing bubble bursts? How will it affect home sales and the rest of our economy?

September 5, 2005

  • Labor Day Special
    • A look at the labor struggles in Arizona, particularly the Asarco strike in Kearny and the AFL-CIO convention in Phoenix. Guests include ASU economist Dawn McLaren and Executive Director of the Arizona AFL-CIO Michael McGrath.

August 31, 2005

August 23, 2005

  • Housing Arizona
    • Horizon's Housing Arizona Special offers an in-depth look at the Valley's housing boom. What happens it the so-called housing bubble bursts? How will it affect home sales and the rest of our economy?

August 16, 2005

August 15, 2005

August 11, 2005

August 10, 2005

August 9, 2005

August 8, 2005

July 26, 2005

  • Identity Theft Special
    • Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America and Arizona has the highest rate of ID theft of any state in the nation. In this special edition of HORIZON, learn what you need to know to know about this growing crime and what you can do to protect yourself. Learn more.

June 14, 2005

  • Fires!, A HORIZON Special Edition
    • This special edition of HORIZON examines the history of fire management, the politics, and the state of desert and forest environments.

May 30, 2005

  • special Memorial Day edition
    • Three stories that honor the memory of those who have given their lives in the service of their country - a medal of honor recipient, Jose Jimenez, Michael Williams who gave his life saving others in the Iraq wars, and veterans of Falcon Field return every year to honor those who fell while training in the second world war.

May 12, 2005

  • AZ Legislature: A to Z
    • A "Horizon" Special: The Arizona legislature, A to Z. We'll discuss the political dynamics that drive the legislature and how that impacts laws passed by lawmakers. Then you'll learn how term limits passed by voters over a decade ago has affected the process and how some lawmakers get around them. Lobbyists are not elected to make the laws but they certainly influence the process. We'll take a look at that aspect of the legislature. Finally we'll give you some tips about how you can become involved in the process as we tell you the story about one citizen's success in getting a bill passed.

March 14, 2005

March 2, 2005

January 10, 2005

  • Governor Napolitano's 2005 State of the State Address
    • The first regular session of the 47th legislature commencing today with Governor Janet Napolitano's third state of the state address. The governor's theme this year, "moving Arizona forward," allowed her to touch upon the issues promising to be high on the legislative agenda such as full-day kindergarten, the AIMS test, water and land policy and, of course, the state's budget. Governor also talking extensively about homeland security saying previous governors didn't have to talk about that issue in state of the state addresses but the times have changed. Reactions and analysis in this special hour-long "Horizon."

January 6, 2005

  • First Thursday: The Governor on HORIZON
    • Governor Janet Napolitano is urging an early special election on a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Now that Proposition 200 is the law of the land, state agencies are working to make sure it's implemented. And more storms are expected to batter Arizona, which is already soaked. We'll talk to Governor Napolitano about those issues.

January 4, 2005


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