"Weekend America" ends with the Jan. 31 show. Thirteen full- and part-time positions will be affected, says the release from American Public Media in Minnesota.
American Public Media is proud of the many accomplishments of Weekend America's talented staff. They have produced personal, thoughtful, funny and challenging journalism that you couldn't hear anywhere else. The program topics ranged from in-depth reporting on the fallout from the Iraqi war, multi-part series on foreclosure and immigration, and the lessons of racism. The hosts and reporters also engaged people all across America on their weekends, skydiving or dancing or giving concerts or celebrating the diverse cultures and festivals of our country.
That makes seven hours of weekly airtime to fill on KPCC, with the loss also of "Day to Day."