KNME-TV's public affairs program "New Mexico In Focus" looks at redistricting and patriotism this week. The program airs Friday, July 8 at 7 p.m. on KNME, Ch 5.1; and repeats Sunday, July 10 at 6:30 a.m. It is also featured on Ch. 9.1 - Saturdays at 5 p.m.

The redistricting battle is officially underway in New Mexico. Will it be the political war it was 10 years ago? Background on the process as well as predictions on another possible stalemate will be discussed by two members of the redistricting committee and a UNM political science professor.

Additionally, the program will look at what it means to be a patriot in today's society.

Guests are Representative Larry Larrañaga, (R) Albuquerque; Representative Ken Martinez, (D) Grants; and Professor Michael Rocca, UNM Political Science Department.

Line guest panelist is Dennis Domrzalski, staff writer, New Mexico Business Weekly; line panelists are Dan Foley, former Minority Whip, New Mexico House of Representatives; Sophie Martin, former managing editor, DukeCityFix.com; and Laura Sanchez, Environmental Lawyer, Natural Resources Defense Council

"New Mexico In Focus Correspondent is Gwyneth Doland, former editor, NewMexicoIndependent.com; and host commentator is Gene Grant, Weekly Alibi columnist.

"New Mexico In Focus" is KNME's prime-time news magazine show covering events, issues, and people shaping life in New Mexico and the Southwest.

Hosted by Gene Grant, Weekly Alibi columnist, "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 "news of the moment."

KNME's one-hour public affairs show "New Mexico In Focus" regularly airs Fridays at 7p.m. and Sundays at 6:30 a.m. on KNME, Channel 5.1 and on KNMD Channel 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m. Watch online at: www.knme.org

Kevin McDonald and Kathy Wimmer are "New Mexico In Focus" producers.

Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation. Closed Captioning of
"New Mexico In Focus" was made possible by a gift from Mrs. Elspeth G. Bobbs.