For Immediate Release 

June 16, 2023 


GPB Announces Content Changes as Part of Organization’s Rededication to Core Mission 

Political Rewind to Air Last Episode Friday, June 30 


Atlanta, GA – Georgia Public Broadcasting today announced multiple planned programming changes as part of a realignment with the organization’s core mission: to be a trusted public broadcaster sharing stories unique to Georgians and providing meaningful community engagement opportunities in cost-efficient ways. 

First, the network announced that GPB Radio’s daily program, Political Rewind, will air its last episode on Friday, June 30, and host Bill Nigut will retire from GPB.  

During its nearly 10-year run, Political Rewind has served as a forum for discussion with decision-makers and political analysts on the national, state and local levels. Nigut has hosted the political roundtable since he joined GPB in 2013. Previously, he spent 20 years as the national and state political correspondent for WSB-TV in Atlanta. 

“We’re excited to share the experiences and stories of Georgians from all over the state with our upcoming programming opportunities,” said GPB’s President and Interim CEO Bert Wesley Huffman. “We’re also eager to celebrate Bill Nigut and his decades of contributions to the field of journalism and broadcasting. He is a fine journalist, a strong broadcaster and a fierce advocate for the arts and literature, and we are thankful for his willingness to dedicate this portion of his distinguished career to GPB and the people of Georgia.” 

“I am grateful that GPB gave me the opportunity to create Political Rewind nine years ago, and that the company has nurtured its progress and development over time,” said Nigut. “While I’m moving on from Georgia Public Broadcasting, I am not retiring from a professional life, and will continue working in some role moving forward.” 

GPB will also re-align production for some of its signature GPB Original Productions and will make the following programming changes: 

  • Reallocating resources from the e-newsletter GA Today to other offerings with greater following and engagement from viewers. 

  • Reducing the number of new Georgia Outdoors episodes from six to four this coming year 

  • Production streamlining measures focused on providing more cost-effective local programming.   

No adjustments are planned for GPB Education programming, as GPB continues to serve students, educators, caregivers and families with original GPB Education content and PBS Learning Media for Pre-K – 12 students across all subjects.  

GPB News will also continue its trusted news coverage and statewide reports, as well as re-focusing on offering listeners quality stories to help educate about current issues. Plans are currently in the works for a weekly program that also expands GPB feature reporting to highlight lived experiences of Georgians all across the state, including rural Georgia.