Six Georgia TV outlets partner for statewide coronavirus town hall

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Six Georgia media outlets joined forces to produce and broadcast a “statewide” coronavirus town hall with Gov. Brian Kemp.

The town hall was aired on WSB (ABC), WAGA (Fox), WXIA (NBC), WUVG (Univision), WGCL (CBS) and Georgia Public Broadcasting’s network of stations — WGTV (Athens/Atlanta), WXGA (Waycross), WVAN (Savannah), WABW (Pelham), WNGH (Chatsworth), WCES (Wrens), WACS (Dawson), WJSP (Columbus) and WMUM (Cochran/Macon).

Kathleen Tomey, commissioner of the Georgia State Department of Public Health, was at WAGA’s set with Russ Spencer — properly socially distanced, of course.

WXIA had anchor Cheryl Preheim joined from home and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms in the station’s main news studio.

Gov. Kemp was set up in the WSB studio.

All six outlet carried the broadcast with WBS’s lower thirds but were able to add their own bugs in the lower left corner.

The town hall included Spanish translation on WUVG as well as an American Sign Language interpreter shown in a box in the upper left.