Alabama Public Television has canceled its long-running "For the Record," a weekly public affairs program, citing state budget cuts.
The show, which has been on the APT lineup for more than 25 years, will air for the last time Feb. 3, and four staff members will be laid off.
APT is facing its "greatest financial challenge ever," Executive Director Allan Pizzato said. "We were forced to make some very hard decisions."
APT's original budget for this year had been reduced more than $2.2 million from last year, and it took another hit of almost $725,000 when across-the-board state budget cuts were announced last month, APT said.
Ye Gods NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
It was the only Alabama news show I watched. It was the only real news show in the state. Now where in the hell will I go for state news with insightful commentary? There is no where else to get what Tim Lennox offered on For the Record. I am very sad to see it go.