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WGN America's "NewsNation" Aims To Disrupt Media Market With Three-Hour "Opinion-Free" Nightly Newscast

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Nexstar Media Group, a Texas TV station that acquired the WGN cable network when it purchased Tribune Media in 2019, plans to launch "NewsNation," a three-hour nightly prime time newscast (premiering Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern) that promises to be "neutral and opinion-free."

"Sean Hannity is not news. He’s a friend of mine. I worked with him in radio for years. He’d get mad at me for saying that, but it’s true. Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon — that’s not news," WGN vice president Sean Compton told the LA Times.

WGN America states:


NewsNation will deliver three distinct hours of news content in prime-time, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET, with its anchors pivoting to various locations nationwide as news breaks and stories develop.

NewsNation will draw on the local market, as well as regional and national expertise of Nexstar’s 5,400 local journalists in 110 local newsrooms across the country, including those at WKBN 27 First News, to deliver news reporting that is fact-based, impactful, educational and unbiased.

Broadcasting live from a new, state-of-the-art newsroom and studio located at WGN-TV in Chicago, NewsNation will bring viewers breaking news and live video on the most important news stories and issues impacting the nation, as well as regional and local communities throughout the U.S.
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