Weather Channel plans special with 2020 presidential hopefuls

By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links

The Weather Channel will air “2020: Race to Save the Planet,” a one-hour, primetime special Nov. 7, 2019.

  • The special will feature conversations with the network’s meteorologists and nine Democratic and Republican presidential candidates on climate change and produced in partnership with The Climate Desk, a media consortium.
  • Viewers will hear from Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former Gov. Mark Sanford, former Gov. Bill Weld, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, former Rep. Joe Walsh, and Mayor Pete Buttigieg about how climate change is impacting jobs, the economy, national security, extreme weather and more and how their administrations would address these issues directly.
  • Rick Knabb, former Director of the National Hurricane Center and the network’s on-air hurricane expert, will host the program along with meteorologist and co-host of “AMHQ” Stephanie Abrams and Climate Desk journalists Sarah Holder, Jamilah King, Rebecca Leber, Brentin Mock, and Nikhil Swaminathan.
  • The interviews were recorded in communities impacted by extreme weather, that have seen the effects of the changing climate firsthand.