Lakeshore Public Television to Broadcast “State of the Judiciary” on Sunday

By: Contributor Last Updated: January 29, 2010

As part of the first-ever statewide broadcast of Indiana’s State of the Judiciary address, Lakeshore Public Television will broadcast the 2010 presentation on Sunday, January 31, at 8 a.m.

“Dealing With The Recession: A Court System That Won’t Roll Over,” was presented to a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly in Indianapolis on Jan. 20. In the 30-minute address, Chief Justice of Indiana Randall T. Shepard outlines the current economic pressures affecting Indiana’s judicial branch and how the judiciary is responding.

The 2010 address was Chief Justice Shepard’s 23rd State of the Judiciary, an annual event mandated by the state constitution. Lakeshore Public Television is joining seven other Indiana public television stations in the collaborative programming effort.

The broadcast is an outgrowth of a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, awarded to four member television stations of Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS). IPBS represents the eight public television and eight public radio stations serving the Hoosier state, including Lakeshore Public Television.

“Once again, even in challenging economic times, public broadcasting is committed to leading the way in positive public service,” says Roger Rhodes, executive director of IPBS. “This collaborative effort represents IPBS members’ dedication to serving our state by being frontrunners in delivering the timely, educational and newsworthy information our audiences know to expect.”

For more information about the State of the Judiciary address, visit

Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations, Inc. (IPBS) is a 501 (c) (3), not-for-profit organization representing the eight PBS television stations and eight NPR radio stations which serve and operate in the state of Indiana. IPBS is the convening resource that connects Indiana public broadcasting and institutional partners to accomplish exciting, collaborative community-building services for Hoosiers everywhere. For more information, visit

Lakeshore PTV can be viewed over the air and on satellite through DirecTV and Dish Network on Channel 56, on cable channel 17 in most Northwest Indiana communities, and on 17 and 21 in Chicago and its suburbs. For more information, or for a complete channel listing, please contact Lakeshore PTV at (219) 756-5656 or visit