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Comcast Newsmakers provides a unique local news platform for the presentation of information of relevance and special interest to its audience via interviews with local, state, and federal officials as well as community leaders. Newsmakers segments are produced both nationally and locally. National Newsmakers segments are produced at our Washington, D.C. studio, as well as on location.  Locally, Newsmakers features are produced in over 45 markets in 25 states and the District of Columbia.

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Rockford Area Economic Development Council

Rockford Area Economic Development Council with Jimsi Kuborn

Illinois
Economy and Business
The region's momentum is being talked about locally, state-wide and nationally. When you look at the entire picture it makes sense why the recognition has begun, however it is not the time to sit still, we have more to do and more to be innovative in creating the next wins for our region.
Rosie's Birthday Club

Rosie’s Birthday Club with Victoria Benson

Illinois
Community
Some children never had birthday parties or get birthday cards or cakes. We put on parties for children as a group so they know they matter
Rockford Entertainment

Rockford Entertainment with Troy Flynn

Illinois
Economy and Business
The entertainment scene in downtown Rockford and how it is helping to revitalize the area.
Inner City Reconstruction Group

Inner City Reconstruction Group with Tommy Meeks

Illinois
Community
Inner City Reconstruction Group plans to do more work in our community, right now it promotes Juneteenth and its TV show "It's Time For A Change."
Tinker Swiss Cottage

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum with Steve Litteral

Illinois
General Interest
The history of the museum and their Murder Mystery events. Paranormal events have also been very poplar.
I-Read

I-Read Program with Sheryl Thogerson

Illinois
Education
The I-Read program works with youth to adults and partner with United Way programs.
Discovery Center

Discovery Center Museum with Sarah Wolf

Illinois
General Interest
Discovery Center has many roles for children and families in our community, as a tourist attraction, as a gathering space for families, and as a contributor to the economic vitality.
Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing with Ron Clewer

Illinois
National
Quality affordable housing can provide equitable access to quality of life improvement opportunities i.e. education, healthcare, healthy food, jobs, etc.
Whistling In The Dark

Whistling In The Dark: a Sherlock Holmes Adventure with Richard Raether

Illinois
General Interest
World premiere of Whistling In The Dark: a Sherlock Holmes Adventure - in May 2017 by Local playwright Margaret Raether
Transform Rockford

Transform Rockford with Mike Schablaske

Illinois
Local
Rockford is experiencing a transformation and the climate, including how vision and values, are changing.