More news is good news for MPT

Today's TV

November 17, 1997|By Chris Kaltenbach

Maryland's TV news picture gets a little more crowded beginning tonight, as MPT unveils its entry into the weeknight sweepstakes.

"Newsnight Maryland" (7 p.m.-7: 30 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67), patterned after PBS' successful "NewsHour," is anchored by two faces that should be familiar to the state's television audience: Camilla Carr, a former anchor and reporter at WBAL, Channel 11, and Bob Althage, a former anchor and medicine/science reporter at Washington's WUSA, Channel 9.

Among tonight's spots will be a panel of four experts discussing hospital mergers and how much, if at all, they benefit the surrounding community, and an interview with actor Yaphet Kotto, who plays Lt. Giardello on NBC's "Homicide: Life On the Street."

"We're trying to go behind the news and the headlines," says senior executive producer Everett L. Marshburn, who labels the show more public affairs than news. "We want to tell people how what's going on is going to affect them."

Pub Date: 11/17/97

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