Children's Health Insurance Among Television Program Topics Thursday

March 19, 2008

Proposed federal legislation to provide health care for children will be among topics presented during a public affairs program Thursday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. on KCWC, Wyoming Public Television.

The semimonthly University of Wyoming series, "Wyoming Signatures," will feature a segment with Marc Homer of the Wyoming Children's Action Alliance and Research Director Sarah Gorin of the Equality State Policy Center. They will discuss recent action involving SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Program), a federal government program that gives funds to states in order to provide health insurance to families with children.

Also on the program is Mary Randolph of Wyoming's Main Street program. She will discuss how communities such as Rawlins have successfully revitalized their downtown areas through historic preservation efforts.

In another segment, UW professors Paul Flesher and Robert Torry will discuss their new book, "Film and Religion." The book explores how popular films such as "The Exorcist" and "Jesus Christ, Superstar" use religion as a means to communicate cultural views or political ideologies.

"Wyoming Signatures" is produced by UW Television. KCWC can be seen off-air or via cable in communities throughout Wyoming, including Casper, Cheyenne, Laramie, Riverton, Lander, Rock Springs, Green River, Powell, Cody, Sheridan, Gillette, Jackson, Pinedale and Big Piney. Check local listings for specific channel information.

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