Update: KAKE now has a webpage for this show. It contains announcements of the topics for each show and video of recent episodes. Click on This Week in Kansas. Also, broadcast time has moved to 10:00 am.
At the end of May, a Kansas broadcasting institution came to an end: Kansas Week, produced by KPTS public television in Wichita. KAKE Television (channel 10) in Wichita immediately started a similar show titled This Week in Kansas, with the same Tim Brown as host. The Topeka Capital-Journal’s Ric Anderson, a frequent guest on the show, provides more detail below.
I was a guest from time to time on Kansas Week, and I’ll be a guest on tomorrow’s episode of This Week in Kansas. The new show is broadcast at 9:00 am Sunday morning.
Shows like This Week in Kansas are a valuable public service, so “thank you” to KAKE for picking up the show.
Additional coverage beside Anderson’s (below) is at KAKE-TV and WIBW-TV Launch New Sunday Morning Political Show and KAKE, Channel 10, to debut “This Week in Kansas,” a public affairs show.
Ratings, schmatings — TV show is good for Kansas
By Ric Anderson
The TV talk show “Kansas Week” has been discontinued, probably because the producers kept putting on some doofy newspaper guy who said “Um” too much and had a face built for print.
Oh wait, that guy was me.
But actually, I’m relieved to report two things about the show: One, I’ve been told I didn’t single-handedly kill it, and two, it’s been resurrected on a different station under a new name.