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Press ReleaseNovember 14, 2018

Spectrum News 1 to Add ‘Live Talks Los Angeles’ to its Robust Lineup of Programming for Spectrum Viewers in Southern California

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“Live Talks Los Angeles” will Premiere on Friday, November 16 at 9 PM

Los Angeles, CA – Spectrum News 1 today announced a partnership with Live Talks Los Angeles to bring a series of onstage conversations featuring writers, actors, musicians, comedians and thought leaders to the 24/7 local news network created for Southern Californians. “Live Talks Los Angeles” premieres on Friday, November 16 at 9 PM and will air a new hour-long conversation every Thursday at 9 PM.

Spectrum News 1, launching November 16, will introduce an innovative approach to 24/7 hyperlocal news and information that leverages Spectrum Networks’ local experience and technical infrastructure to curate essential local stories for Spectrum viewers across Southern California.

The premiere “Live Talks Los Angeles” episode will feature a dialogue with Academy Award-winning actor and author Tom Hanks about his bestselling collection of short stories Uncommon Type. Hanks will be in conversation with Tim Long, a producer and writer on "The Simpsons." Future episodes will showcase onstage conversations with singer/songwriter Roger Daltrey; comedian/actor Eric Idle; Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham; Academy Award-winning actor Sally Field and singer/songwriter Pharrell Williams.

"We are thrilled to add ‘Live Talks Los Angeles’ to our primetime programming on Spectrum News 1," said Cater Lee, Vice President of News and Content. “These are dynamic live events featuring major newsmakers that fit perfectly with our commitment to delivering content that will serve the unique needs and interests of our community.”

"We are excited to embark on this partnership with Spectrum," said Ted Habte-Gabr, founder and producer. “Live Talks Los Angeles is about stories, ideas, conversation and community, and this is an excellent opportunity to grow that community in the greater Los Angeles area and across Southern California.”

Spectrum News 1 will be available exclusively to Spectrum customers. The network will deliver 24/7 local news and information including news reporting and stories focused on the issues and community concerns shaping Southern California, with a deep focus on local politics.

About Spectrum Networks

Spectrum Networks is a series of 24/7 news and sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR), a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Spectrum Networks carry distinct, comprehensive, and exclusive local programming on 31 networks across 12 states. More information on Spectrum Networks is available at

About Live Talks Los Angeles

Live Talks Los Angeles curates and produces onstage conversations featuring writers, filmmakers, actors, musicians, humorists and comedians, chefs and thought leaders in business and science in various venues in Los Angeles. Live Talks Los Angeles launched in May 2010 at a local art gallery with 18 talks that year. It now averages 50-60 events each year and takes place around the Los Angeles metro area. Since its inception, LTLA has presented over 250 events, and its videos have been seen in 156 countries with over 12 million views. Ted Habte-Gabr is the founder and producer of Live Talks Los Angeles. More information about Live Talks Los Angeles can be found at

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Live Talks Los Angeles
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Spectrum Networks
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