WPWR launches new public affairs show

WPWR also secures rights to Chicago Fire games

Fox-owned WPWR-TV is launching a new public affairs show called Perspective, which will air Sundays at 12:30 p.m. beginning March 30. This marks the first new public-affairs program to air on WPWR under Fox’s ownership. Before Fox took over the station, WPWR ran public affairs programming such as Dimensions: Northwest Indiana and a weekly talk show hosted by comedian Aaron Freeman.

The program is hosted by Monique Caradine, and she will interview newsmakers and trendsetters from all walks of life on a variety of topics, ranging from politics to entertainment. The debut episode this Sunday focuses on the controversy surrounding Rev. Jerimah Wright – Barack Obama’s former minister, which has been the story here on Chicago’s South Side.

Meanwhile, WPWR has secured the rights to air eighteen Chicago Fire MLS soccer games beginning Saturday with a game against Real Salt Lake (FYI, that’s the MLS franchise in ¬†Salt Lake City, Utah.) To see the complete schedule, click here.