December 24, 2014
Contact: Erica C. Curry
Phone Number: (602) 664-5600
Statewide Simulcast On Heroin
PHOENIX - On January 13, 2015 a special TV report on the growing perils of heroin and opioid use in Arizona will broadcast simultaneously and commercial-free on 32 TV Stations in Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma and most of the state’s radio stations. The air time will be 6:30 p.m. (MST) on most stations.
The statewide simulcast of “Hooked: Tracking Heroin’s Hold on Arizona” is a powerful and informative 30-minute investigative report produced by Arizona State (ASU) student journalists and led by Jacquee Petchel, a Cronkite professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and editor.
During and after the telecast, a live Call Center will be available for viewers seeking counseling or more information on heroin and opioid addiction. A 100-phone center with training counselors and specialists will be set up at the studios of Arizona PBS in the Walter Cronkite Building on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.
The special report will include an interview with Doug Coleman, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Phoenix Division.
The TV stations committed to the simulcast include: