Nexstar Broadcasting to Host Statewide Live Telecast of Virtual Town Hall with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson on April 9

Governor to Address Statewide Response to Coronavirus Outbreak, Joined by State’s Health Director 


Nexstar Brings Arkansas Communities Together via Television Broadcast and Livestream Video


LITTLE ROCK, AR and IRVING, TX – Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST), announced today that it will host a live virtual Town Hall meeting with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. CT.  The governor will address the statewide response to the current coronavirus outbreak and will be joined by Arkansas State Health Director, Dr. Nathaniel Smith.  In keeping with the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidance on social distancing, the one-hour virtual Town Hall will take place at the studios of KARK-TV/FOX16-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas, and bring viewers in communities across the state together via live television broadcast and livestream video.  Viewers are invited to submit questions to Governor Hutchinson and Dr. Smith via social media using the hashtag #AskAsa.

The television broadcast will be hosted by Bob Clausen, KARK-TV anchor and Donna Terrell, Fox16 Anchor and will air on eight stations operated by Nexstar, including KARK-TV (NBC) and KLRT-TV (FOX) in Little Rock, WREG-TV (Channel 3.2) in Memphis, KNWA-TV (NBC) and KFTA-TV (FOX) in Fayetteville, KTVE-TV (NBC) in Monroe, LA, KTAL-TV (NBC) in Shreveport, LA, and KOZL-TV (MyNet) in Springfield, MO.  The broadcast will also be carried by KAIT-TV (NBC) in Jonesboro.  All of the stations will also provide a livestream of the broadcast on their respective websites.

The Town Hall will open with Governor Hutchinson and Dr. Smith addressing the latest information from the White House Task Force, the CDC and the State of Arkansas regarding the coronavirus outbreak.  The broadcast will then turn to questions submitted by viewers from around the state via a variety of social media platforms.  Viewers can submit questions prior to and during the Town Hall using the hashtag #AskAsa.

“This Town Hall with Governor Hutchinson is in keeping with Nexstar’s core mission to bring our viewers the latest news and critical information, especially in times of uncertainty and crisis,” said Tim Busch, President of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. “The Town Hall format will enable Arkansas residents to get potentially life-saving guidance from the Governor and the state’s top health official about the coronavirus outbreak and how the state is coping with the problems the pandemic has created.  Providing the Town Hall on our family of stations and websites serving Arkansas will ensure that this important broadcast reaches the largest audience possible.  We are grateful to Governor Hutchinson and his administration for allowing Nexstar to serve as the host of this special event.”

Due to the importance of this information to all Arkansas residents, all news providers may use the live digital stream of the Town Hall. The embed code is available, upon request, by contacting Austin Kellerman at Nexstar Broadcasting via email at

Arkansas Governor Virtual Town Hall Television Broadcast and Livestream

Thursday, April 9, 2020

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CT

KARK-TV studios

Hosts: Bob Clausen & Donna Terrell

Guests:  Governor Asa Hutchinson, Dr. Nathaniel Smith, Arkansas State Health Director

The following television stations and websites will broadcast and livestream the Town Hall:

Station Network Market Station Website Social
KARK-TV NBC Little Rock, AR @kark4news
KLRT-TV FOX Little Rock, AR @fox16news
KNWA-TV NBC Fayetteville, AR @knwafox24
KFTA-TV FOX Fayetteville, AR @knwafox24
KTAL-TV NBC Shreveport, LA @nbc6news
KTVE-TV NBC Monroe, LA @MyArkLaMiss
KOZL-TV MyNet Springfield, MO @kolr10kozl
WREG-TV Channel 3.2 Memphis, TN @3onyourside
KAIT-TV NBC Jonesboro, AR @Region8News

About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 196 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 114 markets or approximately 38% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). Nexstar’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. Nexstar’s community portal websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content while creating new revenue opportunities. Nexstar also owns WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset.  For more information please visit

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