For Immediate Release                                                                                   
Contact: Kristin Tutino, (585) 258-0253

WXXI TO CARRY COMPLETE COVERAGE OF SONIA SOTOMAYOR'S SENATE CONFIRMATION HEARINGS

(Rochester, New York) July 10, 2009 – The Senate Judiciary Committee announced that the hearings on Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court will begin on Monday, July 13 at 10 a.m. WXXI will stream the hearings live at WXXI.org, and will air NewsHour Special Coverage: Sonia Sotomayor Senate Confirmation Hearings Monday, July 13 beginning at 10 a.m., and Tuesday, July 14 - Thursday, July 16 beginning at 9 a.m. on WXXI-WORLD (DT21.2/cable 524). At 10 p.m. each evening, AM 1370 will broadcast a one-hour NPR special to wrap up the days events.

On Tuesday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 15 at 3 p.m. AM 1370 will bring you special coverage of the hearings from NPR with Talk of the Nation's Neal Conan. The programs will cover two of the four hearings on those days, and guests will be on hand to talk about the process and politics of Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

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