Former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham will be the first guest on the second season of WUCF TV’s Metro Center Outlook, which will move to a 6 p.m. Wednesday time slot when it premieres this week.

Hosted by Diane Trees, director of the Metropolitan Center for Regional Studies at UCF, Metro Center Outlook explores issues impacting Florida’s economic prosperity and development.

The new season will kick off with a two-part interview with Graham to air consecutive weeks.

Graham will discuss his novel, “Keys to the Kingdom,” and war in the Middle East during the first show, which will premiere Jan. 18.

The second part of the interview focuses on homeland security and terrorism. That episode will broadcast at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Metro Center Outlook will re-air on Thursdays at 10 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Additional guests on this season’s Metro Center Outlook include former U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez, UCF President John C. Hitt and PBS NewsHour host Judy Woodruff.

Trees’ Metro Center, in partnership with other institutions and organizations, was established in 2001 to serve as a link between UCF and the community in a regional approach that encompasses 13 Central Florida counties. It was founded by former Orange County Mayor Linda Chapin.

WUCF TV is a partnership between the University of Central Florida and Brevard Community College, created to keep PBS in Central Florida. The station launched July 1 for more than 3.5 million viewers with the promise of providing the community PBS favorites and high-quality local programs.

WUCF TV airs on Bright House Networks digital cable channels 1 and 1001 in Orange, Brevard, Seminole, Osceola, Flagler, Volusia, Lake, Marion and Sumter counties.

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