WKRG-TV used the 5:00 p.m. newscasts they produced from Monday, August 19th to Friday, August 23rd, to introduce each part of a series of reports with Bill Riales, one of their news presenters and news reporters, interviewing two of the three candidates for the position of mayor of Mobile (including Samuel (Sam) Jones, the current mayor of Mobile, and William Sandys (Sandy) Stimpson, the executive vice president of Scotch & Gulf Lumber in Mobile) about their stances on crime (for part one), jobs (for part two), city budgets (for part three), infrastructures (four part four), and tourism (for part five) in Mobile (the candidates were usually called the "top two" candidates or "main" by the news presenters who introduced the reports).
Even though the series did not include all of the candidates (the candidate left out of the series was Doris Brown, a substitute teacher for the Mobile County Public School System), the station gave each of them a separate programming segment to tell local TV viewers and listeners about why he or she should be elected mayor of Mobile (or re-elected mayor in the case of Samuel Jones).
The separate segments were shown respectively during the 5:00 p.m. newscasts the station produced from Tuesday, August 20th to Thursday, August 22nd, in the order of the first letters of the last names of the candidates.
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