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Front Row

New episodes premiere Fridays at 8:30 PM on PBS NC and 9 PM on the North Carolina Channel

News & Issues that Matter

FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman offers refreshing conversation about timely news and topics of public interest facing North Carolina and the nation.

Bringing together his insider experience, keen mind and key contacts (including elected officials, policy makers and journalists), Marc and his panelists and special guests explore important policy issues and news items during each lively episode of FRONT ROW.

"Marc Rotterman calls balls and strikes on FRONT ROWand he makes it a point to ensure all views are heard and respected."


"Front Row with Marc Rotterman provides thoughtful, intelligent debate on issues of concern to North Carolina and the nation."


"Marc's extensive knowledge of politics makes for a solid discussion. He's insightful and respectful... something often lacking in today's media."


Getting news in today's media environment can prove overwhelming. For a fast-paced look at what's happening in your world, tune in to FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman and stay current on the latest in state and national concerns. 

New episodes premiere Friday nights with repeats throughout the weekend. 

PBS NC (formerly UNC-TV): Fridays at 8:30 PM and again on Sundays at noon
North Carolina Channel: Fridays at 9 PM, Saturdays at 4 PM, and Sundays at 9:30 AM

Find your local channels with our Channel Guide, and check local listings on our Schedule page.

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FRONT ROW Sponsors List

Major funding for FRONT ROW provided by:

Robert L. Luddy


Funding for the Lightning Round provided by:

NC Realtors
State Employees Association of North Carolina
Mary Louise & John Burress
Rifenburg Construction
Jane and Van Hipp
Stefan Gleason


With additional funding provided by the following:

Patricia and Koo Yuen through The Yuen Foundation
Boddie-Noell Foundation

AARP North Carolina
Tom Smith
Tom and Lisa Apodaca
Chris Judy
Mary J. C. Cresimore
Pat and Anne Gavaghan
Helen Laughery
McLaughlin & Associates

National Research Inc.
Gene Lucas