The coronavirus crisis put most of us on pause for more than a year, but news programs had to keep going. Join PBS NewsHour producer Kathleen McCleery for an inside look at the challenges she faced producing a television story here in New Mexico during the pandemic. She’ll focus on a story about a writing program at the New Mexico State Penitentiary keyed to the Ken Burns series on Ernest Hemingway. It aired in April 2021.

Kathleen McCleery is an award-winning broadcast journalist who’s worked for PBS and NBC over her 4-decade career. Now, she reports and produces occasional stories on a wide variety of topics including politics, the environment, education, science, health care, and the arts for the PBS NewsHour. Before moving to New Mexico, she was the program’s deputy executive producer. Kathleen taught journalism at Princeton University in 2016 and 2018, focusing on media coverage of elections.