KNME's public affairs program, "New Mexico In Focus," looks at the first gubernatorial debate between Lt. Gov. Diane Denish and District Attorney Susana Martinez, on Friday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. on KNME, Ch 5.1. There is no encore broadcast this Sunday.

Panelists Lonna Atkeson, professor, UNM political science; Stephen Spitz, public affairs producer, KUNM; David Alire Garcia, journalist join Gene Grant and Jim Scarantino in discussing key issues.

New Mexico Independent correspondent Gwyneth Doland conducts one-on-one interviews with Republican candidate for New Mexico Congressional District 3, Tom Mullins, and Democratic incumbent Ben Ray Luján.

‘New Mexico In Focus' is a prime-time news magazine show covering the events, issues and people that are shaping life in New Mexico and the Southwest. The one-hour show concentrates on bringing viewers important and timely topics, as well as opinions and insight in an integrated and cohesive package.

Producers of ‘New Mexico In Focus' are Kevin McDonald and Kathy Wimmer. Closed Captioning is made possible by a gift from Mrs. Elspeth G. Bobbs.

Media contact: Evy Todd (505) 277-1218; e-mail: