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New political issues program debuts tonight with Gov. Perdue interview

News 14 Carolina, the local cable news network available to Time Warner Cable customers, will launch a live, half-hour political issues show tonight, hosted by Tim Boyum.

"Capital Tonight" will air Monday-Friday at 7 p.m. on News 14. Episodes will also be available through Carolina On Demand (channels 199 and 1047) and on the station's website.

The nightly program will feature interviews with local, state and federal newsmakers and elected officials about a range of political issues.

Tonight's inaugural episode features an interview with Governor Bev Perdue.

Also this week, House Speaker Thom Tillis is on Tuesday's show; Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger is on Wednesday; Republican activist/fundraiser Art Pope is on Thursday; and principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest is on Friday.

"Capital Tonight" will also use reports from other newsrooms in their network, including Charlotte, Greensboro, Fayetteville, Wilmington and Washington, D.C.

Boyum is a full-time correspondent who has covered the North Carolina state legislature for News 14 for the past 10 years. Reporter Loretta Boniti will also contribute to the program.

A previous version of the show called"Political Connections" aired once a week.

News 14 airs on channel 14, 114, 414, and 1114 on Time Warner Cable.

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