Bill Nigut

Georgia Public Broadcasting announces the cancellation of 'Political Rewind.'

Credit: GPB

The panel: 

Kendra King Momon, professor of political science and interim provost, Oglethorpe University

State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver (D) Decatur, @mmo_mary

Patricia Murphy, political reporter and columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution@MurphyAJC

Tamar Hallerman, senior reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, @TamarHallerman


The breakdown:

1. Political Rewind is canceled after an almost 10-year run. 

  • Political Rewind's last show will be on June 30.
  • The move came after the Legislature cut $1.4 million from Georgia Public Broadcasting's operating budget. 
    • GPB's newsroom is independently funded through viewer donations.
  • Host Bill Nigut plans to move on to other projects outside of GPB. 
    • Production talent will remain with the company. 
    • Nigut received an outpouring of support following this announcement.

2. This week marks one year since the reversal of Roe v. Wade

  • A year after Dobbs, 61% of respondents to a Gallup poll said overturning Roe was a "bad thing," while 38% said it was a "good thing."
  • Because of the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions, Georgia's six-week abortion ban was brought into place in July 2022. 
    • Georgia's law is still being challenged in courts. 


3. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger challenged former President Trump to a debate. 

  • Raffensperger and Trump have been at odds since Trump infamously called him asking him to find more than 11,000 votes after losing Georgia in 2020.

Wednesday on Political Rewind: Emory University's Andra Gillespie joins the show.