Triad Today premiered in October of 2003, and now, as then, it is the only locally-produced public affairs program broadcast on commercial television in Piedmont North Carolina.
Triad Today’s mission is to work with community-minded sponsors to present information of interest to Triad viewers. Each week they cover a variety of topics, ranging from healthcare to education, and from politics to finance. Guests have been just as varied, ranging from Congressmen to NASCAR drivers, and from National Championship coaches to nationally-recognized leaders in business and higher education.
Triad Today is, perhaps, most famous for its popular “Round Table” discussion at the end of each program. Host Jim Longworth is joined each week by legendary Triad journalist Ogi Overman, and guest panelists such as community leader Keith Grandberry, radio show host Lora Songster of WMAG, Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes, High Point University professor Don Martin, and Forsyth County Commissioner Dave Plyler. Together they engage in a no-holds-barred discussion of current events and personalities.
In 2005, Triad Today received the prestigious Spectrum of Democracy Award from the North Carolina Center for Voter Education, and has been recognized by Congress for our outstanding use of television to serve the public good.