What Lawmakers Face When They Convene at Roundhouse in January

New Mexico House Chambers. Photo by Jim Wayne

New Mexico PBS’ Public Affairs Series “NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS” airs at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 23 on Ch. 5.1 – There is no Sunday repeat this week.


  • An In-Depth Look At What Lawmakers Face When They Convene At The Roundhouse In January – Plus, Gov. Susana Martinez’s Election Year Political Strategy & What It Means For The Next Legislative Session
  • As New Mexico’s Centennial Year Winds Down, David Holtby, Author of “THE 47th STAR,” Talks About Stories & Characters Behind New Mexico’s Struggles For Statehood
  • The Film Based on the Novel “THE LIFE OF PI” Opens In Theaters This Week. NMIF Looks Back at an Interview with Author Yann Martel, Talking About What It’s Like To See One’s Book Become A Movie

NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS is New Mexico PBS’ one hour prime-time news magazine show covering the events, issues, and people that are shaping life in New Mexico and the

Hosted by Gene Grant, NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS takes a multi-layered look at social, political, economic, health, education and arts issues and explores them in-depth, with
a critical eye to give them context beyond the “news of the moment.”

NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS regularly airs at 7 p.m. Fridays and repeats at 7 a.m. Sundays on Channel 5.1, and at 5 p.m. Saturdays on Channel 9.1, except during Pledge Drives.

• David Holtby, author, “The 47th Star”
• Yann Martel, author, “The Life of Pi”

• Trip Jennings, New Mexico in Depth

THE LINE Panelists:
• Jamie Estrada, Former U.S. Commerce Department Official
• John Wertheim, Former Democratic Party of New Mexico
• Dan Foley, Former New Mexico House Republican Whip

• Matt Grubs
• Kevin McDonald

• Gene Grant

The Producer of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS is Matt Grubs. Associate Producer is Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation.


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