Honolulu November 16, 2009: Starting tonight, the weeknight edition KITV 4 Island Television News at 10 P.M. will expand to one full hour. Followed by, ?ABC News Nightline? at 11 P.M., KITV 4 will become Hawaii's first and only local station to provide 90-minutes of late night news.
?Given recent changes in the market, we believe there?s a positive message in expanding our local coverage,? said Mike Rosenberg, KITV President and General Manager. ?Also, the late night programming landscape has created some unique opportunities to reach new viewers.?
?A one-hour late newscast will provide an incredible coverage advantage,? said Genie Garner, KITV News Director. ?Whether it?s the economy, healthcare debate or upcoming political season, there?s never been a more important time for in-depth local coverage.?
The 90-minute combination of KITV 4's one-hour local newscast at 10 P.M. and the award-winning "ABC News Nightline" at 11 P.M. will provide Hawaii viewers with a unique, compelling programming choice. Seinfeld, which had been airing at 10:35 P.M., will continue to be seen weeknights at 6:30 P.M. on KITV 4.
Hearst Television Inc., formerly known as Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc., is a leading local media company comprising 29 television stations and two radio stations. The Company?s television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of America?s largest television station groups. It also owns more than three dozen websites and multicasts more than two dozen digital channels providing news, weather and entertainment programming. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst Corporation. The Company?s Web address is www.hearsttelevision.com.