New Mexico in Focus producer Matt Grubs talks with Kathleen Sabo, the executive director of New Mexico Ethics Watch, about how campaign spending by special interest groups influenced New Mexico races. 

Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists break down results from key elections in New Mexico. They look at congressional races, legislative contests, and end with an examination of where our state stands in the national picture. 

New Mexico in Focus is involved, informed, in-depth media airing weekly on New Mexico PBS. The program debuts Friday nights at 7 p.m. on NMPBS 5.1 (KNME-HD) and appears online shortly thereafter. The show rebroadcasts on NMPBS 5.1 (KNME-HD) Sundays at 7 a.m. and on NMPBS 9.1 (WORLD) on Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.     

In Focus Interviews 

Special Interest Money in Campaigns 

  • Matt Grubs 


  • Kathleen Sabo, executive director, New Mexico Ethics Watch 

The Line Opinion Panel    

  • Merritt Allen, Vox Optima  
  • Lonna Atkeson, UNM Political Science professor     
  • Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert   

New Mexico in Focus is the New Mexico PBS prime-time news magazine show covering the events, issues, and people that are shaping life in New Mexico and the Southwest. NMiF takes a multi-layered look at social, political, economic health, education, and art issues, and explores them in-depth with a critical eye to give them context beyond the “news of the moment.”

The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Matt Grubs, with Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. The NM PBS Public Affairs executive producer is Kevin McDonald.

The McCune Charitable Foundation provides NMiF funding, along with viewers like you.

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