Uncovering Arizona and National Public Policy and Culture

Material Description

For more than 30 years, viewers have relied on Arizona Horizon for in-depth coverage of issues of concern to Arizonans, and ASU Libraries has preserved these programs for AZPBS since 1989. Skilled hosts interview key community leaders, change makers, advocates and political leaders, or panelists engage in balanced discussions of critical, timely or controversial topics. Each thirty minute episode is presented in 2-3 segments concerning a specific topic, and some programs include background stories that prepare the audience for detailed discussions. Each Friday the "Journalists Roundtable" edition presents analysis of the week's events. Community interest is increasing: Horizon reached 3,500,665 viewers across all airs on all channels in 2015, up 15% over 2012. Notable recurring guests include Arizona governors Bruce Babbitt and Janet Napolitano, US Senators John McCain, Jon Kyl and Dennis DeConcini and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Appearances by national experts include journalist Walter Cronkite and Craig Barrett of Intel Corporation. Topics of national scholarly interest include groundwater management, the Colorado River and water supply, immigration, regional transportation, English language requirements, and Indian gaming.

Year Added:



Arizona State University Foundation


Mr. Robert Spindler
Arizona State University Libraries

Date Range

1985 - 1985

Geographic Scope

Most programming is focused on Phoenix, Tucson, and the state of Arizona, but many regional issues also concern the neighboring states of California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado. Mexico and national political issues are also regularly addressed.


  • 2400 Audiovisual Recordings