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Public affairs show ‘Facing Florida’ ends after five-year run

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After 300 hundred episodes and five years on the air, the Sunday morning public affairs program Facing Florida called it quits last month. Host and producer Mike Vasilinda told Monday that though he loved doing the show and felt it contributed to the political discourse around Tallahassee, the show was taking away too much from his other Capitol news and video production business. “Every business has limited resources. In our case, Facing Florida was taking away time, energy and resources from rate…

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

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Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah; Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Reps. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., and Dave Brat, R-Va. ___ CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson and Donald Trump; Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C. ___ CNN’s “State of the Union” — Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley; Reps. Tom Cole, R-Okla., Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, and Debbie Wasserman…

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Women scarce on Sunday shows

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Female lawmakers composed 13.5 percent of the total Sunday show appearances by all representatives and senators this year, according to American University’s Women & Politics Institute. Talk-show bookers say leading female politicians need to make a more concerted effort to make themselves available when the shows call.

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