Brooks, Shields play ‘Doubleheader’

Mark Shields and David Brooks love to joust on public television. They do so every Friday during the PBS NewsHour, which airs on KACV-TV at 6 p.m.

But this week PBS is offering viewers something quite different from these two friends.

“Doubleheader Live” will air on KACV beginning at 4:15 p.m. and will allow viewers to question these two knowledgeable commentators about the news of the day, public policy issues and perhaps even about themselves.

Who are these guys? Brooks is a conservative political columnist for the New York Times, while Shields peddles his more liberal views through syndication. The two men are longtime friends and wage a little ideological battle on TV each week.

PBS is asking viewers to pitch the questions in advance to Brooks and Shields. See the link above to connect to the PBS NewsHour website. You can connect with the commentators through Twitter. Click @NewsHour using the hash #DoubleHeaderLive. Take part in the conversation live online or watch the PBS NewsHour.

As the PBS NewsHour notes in the link: “Friday is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, so we thought it would be the perfect time to sit down with our boys of summer.”

This could be fun.


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