Government Matters Expands DoD Coverage


Thursday program will focus on the Department of Defense

 11/17/2016 – WJLA-TV/ABC7 announced today that beginning on December 1st, its respected news program Government Matters will expand its coverage of the Department of Defense by dedicating its Thursday evening program to the challenges, successes and issues facing the DoD.

“The Department of Defense is such a huge part of the federal budget and marketplace that we felt that in order to provide the defense industry the coverage it deserves, it was important to give it its own dedicated show,” stated Director of Federal Operations and Sales John Meyer.

The show will remain under the Government Matters name and be hosted by Francis Rose. Government Matters airs Monday-Friday at 8pm and 11pm on NewsChannel 8, Sunday mornings at 10:30am on ABC7 and worldwide on the American Forces Network. All of its programs can be found at GovMatters.TV

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John Meyer – Director of Federal Sales & Operations ABC7/WJLA-TV & NewsChannel 8
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