Nexstar Broadcasting Television Stations to Air “Border Tour,” an Exclusive Special Report About Life Along the US-Mexico Border

Half-hour Special Will Air on 85 TV Stations in 58 Markets Across the Country

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nexstar Media Group, (Nasdaq: NXST) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., will begin airing “Border Tour,” a special report chronicling life along the southern border of the United States. The 30-minute Nexstar-produced broadcast is the product of a team of Nexstar journalists reporting for BorderReport.com, a Nexstar-created website launched this fall and dedicated year-round to coverage of immigration and every-day life at the US-Mexico border. The ambitious special about the people and families living, working, and traveling along the border will air multiple times during the next five weeks on 85 Nexstar television stations in 58 markets across the country. Digital users can also view “Border Tour” anytime on the BorderReport.com website.

Earlier this fall, a team of Nexstar journalists including Julian Resendiz (@JulianDFW), KTSM 9 News El Paso correspondent for BorderReport.com; Sandra Sanchez (@SandraESanchez), award-winning journalist and South Texas correspondent for BorderReport.com; and Anna Wiernicki (@AnnaEWiernicki), Correspondent for Nexstar’s Washington, DC News Bureau, traveled the entire length of the southern border, beginning in San Diego, CA and concluding ten days later in Brownsville, TX. Equipped with Nexstar’s state-of-the-art multi-camera IP vehicle, the “Border Tour” team delivered nightly reports for Nexstar newscasts, filed digital stories at BorderReport.com, and engaged in real-time livestreaming while on the road. In the “Border Tour” special report, these stories come together in gripping fashion as the team takes a look back at what they saw and what they learned as they made the nearly 2000-mile journey along the southern border.

In “Border Tour,” Nexstar’s team of reporters journeys from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, taking viewers right up to the border fence as a legal Mexican immigrant speaks to his family for the first time in years through wire mesh. Viewers will follow and hear from children and workers who cross the border every day to go to school or a job. The BorderReport.com team also examines the hundreds of miles of border where only the Rio Grande separates the United States and Mexico, and at one point, captures video of an immigrant swimming to the U.S.-side of the riverbank, only to be turned away by a United States Border Patrol Agent.

“This compelling special report provides viewers and digital users across the country with a fascinating look at the everyday lives of the people who live, work, and travel along the US-Mexico border,” said Tim Busch, President of Nexstar Broadcasting. “With television stations in three border states serving twenty local markets including San Diego, El Paso and Brownsville, Nexstar’s station-level teams live and work in these communities and have a keen understanding of how the border impacts everyday life. The exclusive series of stories produced by our multi-media journalists this fall raised awareness of our ongoing BorderReport.com news initiative, which is unlike any other broadcast-supported news coverage. The BorderReport.com team devoted hundreds of hours of work to this project and produced outstanding journalism along every mile they covered. The “Border Tour” special report showcases the depth of Nexstar’s local news resources as well as our commitment to localism and unbiased broadcast journalism.”

The list of Nexstar stations and markets airing “Border Tour” follows. Viewers can find out when the show will air on the Nexstar television station in their city by going to: https://www.borderreport.com/border-report-tour-special/ “Border Tour” can also be viewed anytime on the BorderReport.com website.

About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 197 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 115 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). Nexstar’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. Nexstar’s community portal websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content while creating new revenue opportunities. Nexstar also owns WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information please visit www.nexstar.tv.

MARKET

STATE

STATION

DAY

DATE

 

TIME

Dothan

Alabama

WDHN

Sunday

11/24/2019

 

12:30 a.m.

Dothan

Alabama

WDHN

Saturday

12/14/2019

 

4 p.m.

Huntsville

Alabama

WHNT

Saturday

12/21/2019

 

11:30 a.m.

Fayetteville

Arkansas

KNWA

Saturday

12/14/2019

 

5 p.m.

Fayetteville

Arkansas

KFTA

Saturday

12/21/2019

 

10 a.m.

Fayetteville

Arkansas

KXNW

Sunday

12/15/2019

 

9:30 p.m.

Little Rock

Arkansas

KARK

Saturday

11/30/2019

 

7:30 a.m.

Bakersfield

California

KGET

Saturday

11/30/2019

 

6:30 p.m.

Fresno

California

KGPE

Sunday

12/22/2019

 

5 p.m.

Fresno

California

KSEE

Saturday

12/21/2019

 

6:30 p.m.

Los Angeles

California

KTLA

Saturday

11/30/2019

 

4:30 p.m.

Los Angeles

California

KTLA

Sunday

12/8/2019

 

2 p.m.

Sacramento

California

KTXL

Sunday

12/8/2019

 

11 p.m.

San Diego

California

KSWB

Friday

11/22/2019

 

3:30 p.m.

San Diego

California

KSWB

Thursday

11/28/2019

 

3:30 p.m.

San Diego

California

KSWB

Saturday

12/7/2019

 

9:30 p.m.

San Diego

California

KSWB

Saturday

12/14/2019

 

4:30 p.m.

San Francisco

California

KRON

Saturday

12/21/2019

 

4 p.m.

San Francisco

California

KRON

Sunday

12/22/2019

 

6 a.m.

Colorado Springs

Colorado

KXRM

Thursday

12/5/2019

 

4:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs

Colorado

KXRM

Saturday

12/7/2019

 

9:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs

Colorado

KXTU

Sunday

12/15/2019

 

4 p.m.

Colorado Springs

Colorado

KXTU

Saturday

12/21/2019

 

9:30 p.m.

Denver

Colorado

KWGN

Sunday

12/8/2019

 

1:30 p.m.

Washington

DC

WDCW

Sunday

12/15/2019

 

2 p.m.

Augusta

Georgia

WJBF

Sunday

12/31/2019

 

1 p.m.

Savanah

Georgia

WSAV

Friday

11/29/2019

 

11:30 a.m.

Quad Cities

Illinois

WHBF

Saturday

12/14/2019

 

6:30 p.m.

Quad Cities

Illinois

WHBF

Sunday

12/22/2019

 

10:35 p.m.

Quad Cities

Illinois

KGCW

Saturday

12/7/2019

 

2 p.m.

Fort Wayne

Indiana

WANE

Saturday

12/14/2019

 

11:35 p.m.

Indianapolis

Indiana

WXIN

Saturday

12/14/2019

 

6:30 p.m.

Indianapolis

Indiana

WTTV

Saturday

12/21/2019

 

1:30 p.m.

Terre Haute

Indiana

WTWO

Sunday

12/15/2019

 

5:30 a.m.

Terre Haute

Indiana

WAWV

Saturday

12/14/2019

 

1 p.m.

Des Moines

Iowa

WHO

Sunday

12/22/2019

 

11:30 a.m.

Topeka

Kansas

KSNT

Sunday

12/15/2019

 

11 a.m.

Topeka

Kansas

KTKA

Saturday

12/14/2019

 

4 p.m.

New Orleans

Louisiana

WGNO

Saturday

12/14/2019

 

5 p.m.

Lafayette

Louisiana

KLFY

Saturday

12/14/2019

 

6:30 p.m.

Monroe

Louisiana

KARD

Saturday

12/21/2019

 

3:30 p.m.

Monroe

Louisiana

KYVE

Saturday

12/21/2019

 

5 p.m.

Shreveport

Louisiana

KSHV

Sunday

11/24/2019

 

6 a.m.

Jackson

Mississippi

WJTV/WHLT

Tuesday

12/10/2019

 

6:30 p.m.

Jackson

Mississippi

WJTV/WHLT

Sunday

12/15/2019

 

10:30 a.m.

Springfield

Missouri

KOZL

Friday

12/13/2019

 

9 p.m.

Springfield

Missouri

KRBK

Friday

12/13/2019

 

9:30 p.m.

St Louis

Missouri

KTVI

Saturday

12/21/2019

 

4:30 p.m.

St Louis

Missouri

KPLR

Friday

12/20/2019

 

4:30 p.m.

Kansas City

Missouri

WDAF

Saturday

12/7/2019

 

4 p.m.

Las Vegas

Nevada

KLAS

Friday

12/6/2019

 

6:30 p.m.

Albuquerque

New Mexico

KASY

Saturday

12/7/2019

 

11:30 a.m.

Albuquerque

New Mexico

KASY

Saturday

12/21/2019

 

11:30 a.m.

Albuquerque

New Mexico

KRQE

Sunday

12/22/2019

 

11 a.m.

Albuquerque

New Mexico

NRQE

Sunday

12/8/2019

 

4:30 p.m.

Albuquerque

New Mexico

KWBQ

Saturday

12/14/2019

 

4:30 p.m.

Elmira

New York

WETM

Saturday

12/7/2019

 

7 p.m.

Elmira

New York

EETM

Sunday

12/8/2019

 

8 p.m.

Oklahoma City

Oklahoma

KFOR

Sunday

12/22/2019

 

9:30 a.m.

Oklahoma City

Oklahoma

KAUT

Sunday

12/22/2019

 

11:30 a.m.

Erie

Pennsylvania

WJET

Sunday

12/15/2019

 

6 a.m.

Erie

Pennsylvania

WFXP

Sunday

12/22/2019

 

6 a.m.

Harrisburg

Pennsylvania

WHTM

Wednesday

12/18/2019

 

12:30 p.m.

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania

WPHL

Sunday

12/15/2019

 

2 p.m.

Spartanburg

South Carolina

WYCW

Saturday

11/23/2019

 

6:30 p.m.

Spartanburg

South Carolina

WYCW

Saturday

12/7/2019

 

3:30 p.m.

Memphis

Tennessee

WREG

Saturday

12/21/2019

 

12:30 p.m.

Jackson

Tennessee

WJKT

Saturday

12/7/2019

 

5 p.m.

Abilene

Texas

KTAB

Saturday

12/21/2019

 

11:30 a.m.

Amarillo

Texas

KAMR

Sunday

11/24/2019

 

8:30 a.m.

Austin

Texas

KXAN

Saturday

11/23/2019

 

5 p.m.

Austin

Texas

KNVA

Saturday

11/23/2019

 

9:30 p.m.

Austin

Texas

KNVA

Sunday

12/1/2019

 

5:30 p.m.

Austin

Texas

KBVO

Saturday

11/30/2019

 

6:30 p.m.

Austin

Texas

KBVO

Saturday

12/7/2019

 

9 p.m.

Brownsville

Texas

KVEO

Sunday

11/24/2019

 

9 a.m.

Dallas

Texas

KDAF

Saturday

12/14/2019

 

7:30 p.m.

EL Paso

Texas

KTSM

Friday

11/22/2019

 

6:30 p.m.

EL Paso

Texas

KTSM

Friday

11/29/2019

 

6 p.m.

EL Paso

Texas

KTSM

Saturday

12/21/2019

 

6:30 p.m.

Houston

Texas

KIAH

Saturday

12/7/2019

 

5:30 p.m.

Lubbock

Texas

KLBK

Friday

11/29/2019

 

6:30 p.m.

Lubbock

Texas

KLBK

Saturday

12/7/2019

 

12 p.m.

Midland

Texas

KMID

Sunday

11/24/2019

 

4:30 p.m.

San Angelo

Texas

KSAN

Sunday

12/15/2019

 

6 a.m.

San Angelo

Texas

KLST

Sunday

12/15/2019

 

6 a.m.

Tyler

Texas

KETK

Friday

12/6/2019

 

6:30 p.m.

Tyler

Texas

KFXK

Saturday

12/1/2019

 

4:30 p.m.

Tyler

Texas

KTPN

Sunday

12/15/2019

 

2 p.m.

Waco

Texas

KYLE

Saturday

12/7/2019

 

6:30 a.m.

Waco

Texas

KWKT

Saturday

12/7/2019

 

8:30 a.m.

Wichita Falls

Texas

KFDX

Saturday

12/14/2019

 

6:30 p.m.

Wichita Falls

Texas

KJTL

Sunday

12/8/2019

 

5:30 p.m.

Richmond

Virginia

WRIC

Sunday

12/15/2019

 

5 p.m.

Roanoke

Virginia

WFXR

Sunday

12/8/2019

 

11 p.m.

Salt Lake City

Utah

KTVX

Saturday

12/7/2019

 

9 p.m.

Bluefield/ Beckley

West Virginia

WVNS

Saturday

12/7/2019

 

1 p.m.

Bluefield/ Beckley

West Virginia

EVNS

Saturday

12/28/2019

 

1 p.m.

Charleston-Huntington

West Virginia

WOWK

Sunday

12/1/2019

 

12 p.m.

Wheeling

West Virginia

ETRF

Sunday

12/1/2019

 

7:30 p.m.

Wheeling

West Virginia

GTRF

Sunday

12/8/2019

 

5:30 p.m.

 

Contacts

Media Contact:
Julie Pruett
SVP/Regional Manager
Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
972/373-8800
[email protected]

Gary Weitman
EVP & Chief Communication Officer
Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
312/222-3394
[email protected]

Joseph Jaffoni or Jennifer Newman
JCIR
212/835-8500
[email protected]

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