LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Nexstar Broadcasting announced today the statewide expansion of its popular Little Rock-based political talk show Capitol View as the 2014 election season heats up. The political spotlight of the nation will be focused on Arkansas later this year as the state hosts heated senate and gubernatorial races.
The expansion of Capitol View will make the broadcast available to more than 2.5 million households in the television markets of Little Rock, Ft. Smith-Fayetteville, Memphis, Monroe-El Dorado, Shreveport-Texarkana and Springfield. Statewide broadcasts will begin the weekend of March 22-23.
“Our company serves every county in Arkansas, so it is important to provide political programming during a crucial election year in not only Little Rock and Northwest Arkansas, but Harrison, Texarkana and El Dorado as well.” said Nexstar Broadcasting Co-Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President Brian Jones.
“In just under a year, Capitol View has established itself as a program with statewide appeal,” said Capitol View host David Goins. “So it’s great to be able to allow people from Eudora to Eureka Springs to tune in now.”
Capitol View, which debuted in April 2013 on KARK-TV as Little Rock’s first weekend morning political show, focuses on the issues and newsmakers driving the Arkansas political scene. Hosted by award-winning journalist David Goins, the show has featured interviews with the biggest names in Arkansas politics including all six members of Arkansas' U.S. congressional delegation, Governor Mike Beebe and former governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.
In addition to Goins serving as host, the show features regular panelists and personalities including GOP strategist Bill Vickery, Democratic strategist Jessica DeLoach, talk-show host Alice Stewart and journalists Max Brantley and John Brummett.
"Capitol View has led the way in bringing Arkansans the biggest names in politics,” said Capitol View Executive Producer Mark Moseley. “Whether it's the state or federal level, we've been able to get the most important figures in a way that's never been done in this state."
“An eclectic mix of voices from across the political spectrum continues to be the guiding star for Capitol View,” added Goins. “More voices, more perspectives and hopefully a more engaged electorate.”
In its short time on television, the show has been a hit with politicians, viewers and critics. The broadcast was named an "Editor's Pick" by the Arkansas Times in its 2013 Best of Arkansas issue and "Best Addition to Arkansas Political Journalism" by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist John Brummett.
The broadcast also has its own second-screen companion, The Capitol View app. The app provides the latest political news, video from the most recent broadcast, what's politically trending on Twitter, an archive on Capitol View interviews and app exclusive segments you won't find during the on-air broadcast. The app is available for download in the iTunes App Store or Google Play.