New Mexico in Focus presents a new special program "Making It," bringing together diverse groups of passionate young players from across New Mexico with seasoned local pros and former MLB players for a candid discussion on baseball. The Native American Naataanii baseball team from Gallup, N.M., and the Rio Grande High School team meet face-to-face with players from the local Triple-A affiliate, the Albuquerque Isotopes.

KNME's one hour pub­lic affairs show New Mex­ico in Focus airs Fri­days at 7 p.m. and Sun­days at 6:30 a.m. on KNME, Chan­nel 5.1. The show can also be seen on KNME's Dig­i­tal Chan­nel 9.1 on Sat­ur­days at 5 p.m.



"Making It" airs in conjunction with the new Ken Burns special "The Tenth Inning," airing Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 28 & 29, at 7 p.m. on KNME, Ch. 5.1. The Tenth Inning chronicles the sport's past 15 years, beginning where the original series left off.

Participants:

*Naataanii Baseball team, Gallup
*Rio Grande High School, Albuquerque
*Albuquerque Isotopes, Albuquerque

Guest Panelists:

*Gary Herron, Sports Editor, Rio Rancho Observer and Amateur Dukes Historian
*Terry McDermott, Former Albuquerque Duke/Los Angeles Dodger
*Robert Portnoy, Director of Broadcasting, Albuquerque Isotopes
*Scott Stiegler, On-Air Host, KKOB 770 Radio

Host/Commentator:

*Gene Grant, Weekly alibi Columnist

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New Mexico in Focus is produced by Kevin McDonald and Kathy Wimmer and closed captioning has been made possible by a gift from Mrs. Elspeth G. Bobbs.

Media Contact: Evy Todd, (505) 277-1218; e-mail: etodd@knme.org