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PBS-KLRN of San Antonio Adds Platts Energy Week to its Sunday Line Up

WASHINGTON and HOUSTON, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Platts – The independent all-energy news and talk program, Platts Energy Week begins airing in the greater San Antonio, Texas, viewing area this Sunday, October 7,  2012, at 3:30 Central time (CT) on PBS-KLRN, the program producers announced today.

"We're pleased to bring Platts Energy Week to the public programming in San Antonio, an important, ever growing market in one of the nation's most important energy-producing states," said Patsy Wurster, Platts director of strategic media. 

The weekly half-hour program, Platts Energy Week, (, is co-produced by Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals and metals information and a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies [NYSE: MHP], and W*USA-TV, the Washington, D.C., CBS affiliate and flagship television station of Gannett Co. [NYSE: GCI].

"We're off to a great start in bringing important policy, market and energy industry information to the state of Texas through San Antonio's KLRN and our partner station PBS-KHUT in Houston," said Allan Horlick, executive producer, The PowerBlock, W*USA.  "We look forward to adding more stations across the state and other critical markets in oil, natural gas and power."

KLRN, celebrating 50 years of providing public television to south central Texas, provides viewers in 30 counties with educational and informative programming aimed at advancing art, culture and community and now, energy.

"When you're in the energy belt, it's not just the oil and gas companies that want up-to-date information on energy news and policy, but the general public. Having an independent source of specialized energy reporting will be particularly valuable to KLRN and our viewers," said Mario A. Vazquez, KLRN President and CEO.

In addition to San Antonio and Houston, Platts Energy Week is also serving the Waco-Temple-Bryan area and other markets such as Sacramento, California, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, Flint-Saginaw, Michigan, Anchorage and Juneau, Alaska, and U.S. Virgin Islands.

While the program is U.S. focused and produced in Washington, D.C., it reflects the global vantage point of Platts, whose correspondents are stationed in such major capitals as London, Dubai, Singapore, Tokyo and Moscow.

Platts Energy Week, which debuted March 28, 2010, airs weekly on Sundays at 7:30 a.m. Eastern time (ET) on W*USA TV in Washington, D.C. and Houston, is available online at at 9 a.m. ET, and airs again at 1:30 p.m. CT on KHUT 11 in Houston. The program follows an interview format featuring a wide variety of guests including industry executives, government officials, think tank analysts, the investment community and regulators.

Platts Energy Week is part of the W*USA TV's Sunday Power Block lineup of respected news and information programming, including CBS Sunday Morning, Face the Nation, This Week In Defense News and The McLaughlin Group.

Program information, special news features, advertising contacts and more can be found at Guest booking and related inquiries should be addressed to this email box:

Additional information about Platts and the energy sector can be found at the Platts website at  For more on W*USA 9 News Now, visit the W*USA website at

About Platts: Founded in 1909, Platts is a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals and metals information and a premier source of benchmark prices for the physical and futures markets.  Platts' news, pricing, analytics, commentary and conferences help customers make better-informed trading and business decisions and help the markets operate with greater transparency and efficiency.  Customers in more than 150 countries benefit from Platts' coverage of the carbon emissions, coal, electricity, oil, natural gas, metals, nuclear power, petrochemical, and shipping markets.  A division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), Platts is headquartered in New York with approximately 900 employees in more than 15 offices worldwide. Additional information is available at

About The McGraw-Hill Companies: McGraw-Hill announced on September 12, 2011, its intention to separate into two companies: McGraw-Hill Financial, a leading provider of content and analytics to global financial markets, and McGraw-Hill Education, a leading education company focused on digital learning and education services worldwide. McGraw-Hill Financial's leading brands include Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Platts energy information services and J.D. Power and Associates. With sales of $6.2 billion in 2011, the Corporation has approximately 23,000 employees across more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Additional information is available at

About W*USA: W*USA is owned by the Gannett Company Inc. (NYSE: GCI).  Gannett is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV Web sites;, the nation's top employment site;; and more than 80 local sites. Gannett publishes 84 daily U.S. newspapers, including USA TODAY, the nation's largest-selling daily newspaper, and more than 700 magazines and other non-dailies including USA WEEKEND. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in 19 U.S. markets. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom's second largest regional newspaper company with 17 daily paid-for titles, more than 200 weekly newspapers, magazines and trade publications, and a network of Web sites. Gannett TV stations are: WATL-TV, Atlanta, WXIA-TV, Atlanta, WLBZ-TV, Bangor, Maine, WGRZ-TV, Buffalo, N.Y.WKYC-TV, Cleveland, Ohio, WLTX-TV, Columbia, S.C., KTVD-TV, Denver, Colo. KUSA-TV, Denver, Colo. KNAZ-TV, Flagstaff, Ariz. WZZM-TV, Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Mich., WFMY-TV, Greensboro, N.C., WTLV-TV, Jacksonville, Fla., WJXX-TV, Jacksonville, Fla., WBIR-TV, Knoxville, Tenn., KTHV-TV, Little Rock, Ark., WMAZ-TV, Macon, Ga., KARE-TV, Minneapolis-St. Paul, KPNX-TV, Phoenix, Ariz., WCSH-TV, Portland, Maine, KXTV-TV, Sacramento, Calif., KSDK-TV, St. Louis, Mo., WTSP-TV, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla. WUSA-TV, Washington, D.C.

Media Contacts:
Kathleen Tanzy, Director of Strategic Industry Communications
Platts, 212-904-2860,

Allan Horlick, Executive Producer, The PowerBlock
W*USA, 202-248-2250,