As the 82nd Texas Legislative Session draws to a close, so does KXAN’s Session ’11 program (watch the final episode here). I’ve been very happy with the our crew’s accomplishments and efforts to enhance our station’s political coverage and share what’s happening at the Capitol with viewers in a unique way. I am so proud of the Session ’11 team, and they have my utmost respect for their hard work, dedication, and creativity.
Thank you to everyone who watched, chatted with us online, answered our polls, read our blogs, and took part in our program each week.
I especially want to thank our Newsmakers – the policy leaders, the elected officials, the lawmakers. You all made Session ’11 what it was. Also, I really appreciate the members of our onpolitix Panel – an amazing slew of Capitol journalists and industry insiders. I certainly learned a lot from your experience and expertise. Thank you.
Our show’s host, Robert Hadlock, closes each week with a “Final Word.” His final “Final Word” is below, and I couldn’t have said it better.
This is our 21st and final broadcast of Session ’11. As we say goodbye for now – take a look at the names of our KXAN crew who helped put together this broadcast since January. We want to thank all of our guests who have taken time to appear on our program – especially those who gave up part of their Sunday morning to be with us here live in the studio. We know there are a lot of political and news programs to choose from – especially in this 9:30 half hour. Session ’11 is the only broadcast television program in Austin dedicated to Texas politics. If you’re watching – you obviously care about what happens to Texas – and so do we here at KXAN.
- News Director – Michael Fabac
- Executive Producer – Josh Hinkle
- Photojournalist – Mark Batchelder
- Producer – Shermayne Crawford
- Director – Chris Wilkerson
- Robert Hadlock – Host
- Web Producer – Kimberly Reeves
- Floor Director – Kip McCubbin
- Floor Director – Issiaga Traore
- Floor Director – Daniel Gravois
- Assignments Editor – John Bumgardner
- Assignments Editor – Terra Sullivan
- Video Editor – Jon Bowne
- Master Control – Matt Corley
- Production Intern – Matt Dring
Session ’13 is right around the corner!