WALA-TV used their 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m news programs from Monday, August 19th, to Wednesday, August 21st, to broadcast reports about the candidates for the position of mayor of Mobile (in alphabetical order, based on their last names) with profiles about them and old and new interviews conducted with them (the candidates were Doris Brown, a substitute teacher for the Mobile County Public School System, William Sandys (Sandy) Stimpson, the executive vice president of Scotch & Gulf Lumber in Mobile, and Samuel (Sam) Jones, the current mayor of Mobile).
The old interviews were originally broadcast during the station's morning news program ("FOX 10 News in the Morning") in July; the new ones were recorded in advance of their broadcasts.
Before the new interviews took place, Bob Grip, the news presenter for WALA-TV who would conduct the interviews, used the station's 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. news programs to encourage their viewers and listeners to suggest questions for him to pose for all three candidates by posting them on the official Facebook page for the station (a total of eight questions were chosen, according to the station).
Each of the new interviews was edited into two reports broadcast separately, meaning one part of an interview would be broadcast during a 5:00 p.m. news program before the next part would be broadcast later the same day during the 9:00 p.m. news program.
You may access the new interviews in their unedited forms by selecting the following links:
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