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SpectrumJuly 20, 2017

Spectrum News North Carolina Presents 'In Focus with Loretta Boniti' a New Public Affairs Show Starting Sunday, July 23

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New York, NY – Spectrum News North Carolina today announced the launch of "In Focus with Loretta Boniti," a new 30-minute public affairs program set to debut on Sunday, July 23 at 11:30 AM in North Carolina.

The first episode of "In Focus with Loretta Boniti" will tackle opioid addiction in North Carolina and what can be done to fight the growing deadly epidemic. Boniti will be joined by North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein; Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Mandy Cohen; North Carolina State Representative Greg Murphy; Healing Transitions Executive Director Chris Budnick; New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David; and Chief District Court Judge J.H. Corpening.

“It’s exciting to see Spectrum News create more in-depth programming to take North Carolinians deeper into the issues we face,” said North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein. “It’s particularly gratifying to see 'In Focus' tackle the opioid epidemic – one of our state’s toughest and most important challenges – during its first show.”

Each week, "In Focus with Loretta Boniti" will feature a roundtable of newsmakers representing a full range of local community perspectives, including government officials and expert analysts as they tackle one topical issue of importance to North Carolinians. "In Focus with Loretta Boniti" will re-air Sundays at 8:30 pm ET on channel 14, and 200 in North Carolina. In the western foothills of North Carolina, the channel can be found on channel 2 or 14 and 711. Spectrum News North Carolina is an exclusive channel of Spectrum.

"In Focus with Loretta Boniti" is the most recent addition to Spectrum Networks’ exclusive line-up of "In Focus" programs. Hosted by award-winning reporters and anchors, "In Focus" marries high-production value with thought-provoking, hyper-local issues-based conversations with key policy makers and influencers. It is currently available to Spectrum customers in New York City, the Capital Region in New York State, Ohio, and Florida (in Orlando and Tampa).

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Spectrum Networks is a series of 24/7 news and sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc., 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 44 networks across 14 states. More information on Spectrum Networks is available here.

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