Public Affairs Programs

Public affairs, opinions and newsmakers, political commentary — Arizona PBS provides the context to explore the issues of the day in Arizona, nationally and around the globe.

Arizona Horizon Arizona Horizon - Monday - Friday 5:30 pm , 10 pm on Arizona PBS HD
and 7:00 pm on Arizona PBS World

For nearly 30 years, Arizona Horizon is Arizona PBS's award-winning public affairs show. Government officials, business leaders and policy makers discuss the issues, laws and policies that affect Arizonans in their everyday lives. Unlike conventional newscasts, Arizona Horizon goes beyond headlines and sound bites to explore all sides of each issue.

Horizonte Horizonte - Thursday 11 pm and Sunday 12:30 pm on 8.1, Friday 7:30 pm on 8.3
Hosted by Phoenix attorney José Cárdenas, Horizonte provides a forum for Hispanic perspectives and helps to educate all audiences about issues of particular interest to the Latino community.

Goldwater Lecture Series Goldwater Lecture Series
Arizona's Political History and Culture -- Speakers include: former U.S. Congressmen J.D. Hayworth and Jim Kolbe, U.S. Congressman Jeff Flake, former U.S. Senator Dennis DeConcini, and former Arizona Governors J. Fife Symingotn III, Raul Castro and Jane Dee Hull.

The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer PBS NewsHour – Monday - Friday 6 pm
For 35 years, millions of Americans and citizens of the world have turned to MacNeil/Lehrer Productions for the solid, reliable reporting that has made the PBS NewsHour one of the most trusted news programs in television.

PBS NewsHour Weekend PBS NewsHour Weekend - Saturday and Sunday at 5:30 pm
Join anchor Hari Sreenivasan and additional renowned experts for an in-depth analysis of the day’s national and international news. Each weekend broadcast contains original content and field reporting.

Cronkite News Cronkite News – Weekdays at 5:00 pm on Arizona PBS HD,
and Weekdays at 7:30 pm on Arizona PBS World

Cronkite News brings you the latest regional news focusing on government and public affairs relevant to Arizonans. The national award-winning newscast is produced live five nights each week and includes reports from bureaus in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.

FRONTLINE is American public television's flagship public affairs series featuring incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

Charlie Rose Monday Charlie Rose Midnight Weekdays on Arizona PBS HD,
and 1:00 pm Monday – Friday on Arizona PBS World

America's best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders, scientists and other newsmakers in one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions.

Charlie Rose: The Week Charlie Rose: The Week - Sundays at noon
Every Sunday, take a look back at the week’s highlights from Charlie Rose’s nightly program, assembling the defining moments in politics, science, business, culture, media and sports.

BBC World News BBC World News – Weekdays at 5:30 am
Get the latest international news and current affairs coverage from the world’s largest news broadcaster.

BBC World News America BBC World News America - Weekdays at 4:30 pm
Go beyond the headlines with Washington, D.C. anchor Katty Kay to analyze the day’s major international and national news.

The McLaughlin Group The McLaughlin Group – Fridays – 7:30 pm
A panel of some of the nation's most respected columnists discuss the major issues of the day.

Nightly Business Report Nightly Business Report - Monday - Friday 10:30 pm on Arizona PBS HD
and 5:30 pm weekdays on Arizona PBS World

The nation's most-watched evening business news program. Every weeknight, Nightly Business Report distills the essence of what matters in the business world, and provides analysis and reflection so the news has meaning.

Arizona Week Arizona Week – Fridays - 6:30 pm on Arizona PBS World
Each Friday, veteran journalist Lorraine Rivera brings a timely review of statewide issues. The program provides depth and perspective about the week's top issues, including on-location and in-studio interviews with key newsmakers, followed by a journalists' panel to provide analysis of the topics.

Washington Week Washington Week - Fridays - 7:00 pm
For more than 40 years, Washington Week has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week. It is the longest-running primetime news & public affairs program on television.

Tavis Smiley Tavis Smiley – Weekdays at noon on Arizona PBS World
Conversations with world figures, politicians, newsmakers, performers and writers —hosted by broadcaster, author, advocate and philanthropist, Tavis Smiley.

Moyers and Company Moyers & Co. – Fridays - 11 pm
Veteran journalist Bill Moyers returns with a weekly series of smart talk and new ideas. The program helps viewers make sense of our tumultuous times through the insight of America's strongest thinkers and features Moyers' essays on democracy.

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