Press Release

WISN 12 Presents Election Special as National Spotlight is on Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Race

“Commitment 2023: Candidates on the Record” features sit-down interviews with candidates Daniel Kelly and Janet Protasiewicz

By - Mar 17th, 2023 03:07 pm

MILWAUKEE, WI (March 17, 2023) – WISN 12 will present a half-hour prime-time special “Commitment 2023: Candidates on the Record” on Wednesday, March 22nd at 7:00 p.m. The program features the candidates for Wisconsin’s Supreme Court seat, former Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly and Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Janet Protasiewicz.

The televised special is hosted by “WISN 12 News This Morning” anchor and “UPFRONT” co-host Gerron Jordan and WISN 12 News political director and “UPFRONT” co-host Matt Smith.  The “UPFRONT” co-hosts recently spent time with each candidate and conducted interviews recorded at Nō Studios, located in Milwaukee, WI.

“This election has significant nationwide interest,” says Jan Wade, president and general manager of WISN 12. “Wisconsin voters are looking for any key insights into these candidates in order to make informed choices at the polls.  Through this important special, which is part of WISN 12’s ongoing Commitment 2023 coverage, the candidates will take on the tough questions, go beyond the political ads, and provide viewers and voters the information they need at the ballot box.”

The general election on April 4th will determine the ideological balance of Wisconsin’s Supreme Court, where conservatives have had control since 2008. A number of critical issues could face the court in the coming years, including abortion access, voting rights and electoral maps. The race is the most expensive judicial election in United States’ history.

Along with being broadcast on WISN 12, the program will be offered all across Wisconsin to the “UPFRONT” partner stations, including stations WKOW, WAOW, WQOW, WBAY and WXOW. Please check local listings for complete schedules.

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About WISN 12 and Hearst Television

WISN 12, the ABC station in Milwaukee, is owned by Hearst Television, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst Corporation.  Hearst Television owns and operates 33 television and two radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 22 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over more than 120 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, Estrella and more. The radio stations are leaders in Baltimore news/talk and rock music listenership. Its Hearst Media Production Group unit produces original programming across linear and streaming platforms for domestic and international distribution.  Its Very Local app, free to download on household OTT devices and available across popular streaming services, offers 24/7 access to local news, weather and an array of local and regional programming.  Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s premier companies and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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