Your Weekly Political Roundup

Fridays at 7:30 PM, KUED CHANNEL 7


Matt Canham, reporter with the Salt Lake Tribune

Matt Canham, reporter with the Salt Lake Tribune

Renai Bodley, reporter with KPCW

Renai Bodley, reporter with KPCW

Max Roth, reporter with Fox13 News  

Max Roth, reporter with Fox13 News




A surprising finish to the 2016 ends with Donald Trump as President-Elect. Evan McMullin is not as much of a spoiler as he hoped to be. What does that mean for Utahns?  Utah re-elects its Republican incumbents to the most prominent positions.  What can Democrats do to be challengers statewide?

Renai Bodley of KPCW and Max Roth of Fox 13 News join host Jason Perry on this week’s round table.  Friday at 7:30, and online at



KUED has launched a new weekly half-hour public affairs series in partnership with the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.

The Hinckley Report, airing Fridays at 7:30 p.m., features host Jason Perry, Director of the Hinckley Institute and University Vice President for Government Relations, with a rotating panel of Utah journalists discussing the week’s events and political issues. The alternate host will be Dr. Morgan Lyon Cotti, the Hinckley Institute’s State Program Manager.

"The Hinckley Report was created to elevate the dialogue surrounding pressing political issues— and how they relate to Utah,” says Perry. “We are thrilled to collaborate with KUED in providing Utahns with in-depth and expert analysis on a weekly basis."

Adds Lisa D. Olken, KUED Director of Content, “When we thought of launching a public affairs series to provide insight into and analysis of Utah news and political issues, we naturally thought of a partnership with the Hinckley Institute. We’re pleased to be collaborating with them to offer this timely and relevant weekly series to the community.”

Produced by KUED’s Erik Nielsen and filmed in the KUED Cleone Peterson Eccles Studio, The Hinckley Report is modeled after PBS’ Washington Week, a roundtable of journalists discussing the issues of the week.

“We’re launching the series now to try to help viewers make sense of the very interesting 2016 presidential elections,” says Nielsen.  “We’ll cover local issues including Utah elections and the 2017 legislative session.  Guest journalists will provide insight into topics they cover regularly.”      

The weekly series, along with web extras, will be available online at  Charlie Rose—The Week moves to Sundays at noon.