Off the Record

Fridays at 8:30pm on WKAR HD. Sundays at 12:30pm and 11:30pm

Tim Skubick
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Weekly Michigan Public TV coverage of the governor’s office, the state legislature, the political campaign trail, and state government. With senior capitol correspondent Tim Skubick and his capitol press corps colleagues.

Viewpoints expressed by guests and the host of "Off the Record" are solely those of the individuals. As a nonpartisan media network and producer of "Off the Record," WKAR welcomes guests and political analysts with differing perspectives and insights to openly discuss current issues as a venue for insightful public debate. Discussions on the show are taped live and unedited.

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It was February 4, 1972. Don McLean’s “American Pie” was the number one single in America. Almost no one had ever heard the word “Watergate.” And Tim Skubick took the anchor desk as the host of “Off The Record” on WKAR-TV.

WKAR’s Kevin Lavery sat down with Tim Skubick to find out what’s kept his ear to the Capitol dome for more than four decades.

Off the Record | February 3, 2017

Feb 1, 2017

Topic: Effect of Trump's Immigration policies in Michigan.  Guest: Rep. Stephanie Chang, (D) Detroit, Chair Progressive Women's Caucus.

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After the episode taping concludes, the guest and panel continue to chat.

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Off the Record | January 27, 2017

Jan 26, 2017

Topic: Senior pension tax. Guest: Rep, Tom Barrett, (R) Potterville.

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Off the Record | January 20, 2017

Jan 20, 2017

Topic: Governor's State of the State address.  Guest: Michael LaFaive, Mackinac Center.

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After the episode taping concludes, the guest and panel continue to chat.

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Off the Record | January 13, 2017

Jan 12, 2017

Topic: Lawmaker return to Lansing.  Guest: Former GOP Congresswoman Cadice Miller.

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After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat.

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Off the Record | January 6, 2017

Jan 6, 2017

Topic: Whitmer's Candidacy for Governor. Guest: Scott Hagerstrom, MI Trump Campaign Chair.

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Evening with the Governor 2016

Jan 2, 2017
Evening with governor and host on stage
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Mon. Jan. 2 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Governor Rick Snyder and First Lady Sue Snyder reflect on the past year in Michigan politics with Off the Record anchor Tim Skubick.  WATCH NOW

Off the Record | December 30, 2016

Dec 30, 2016

Year End Correspondents Edition.  Panel looks back at the news of 2016.

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Off the Record | December 23, 2016

Dec 23, 2016

Special Edition. Four incoming members of Michigan House. 

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Off the Record | December 16, 2016

Dec 16, 2016
Guest at OTR desk
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Topic: Lame duck session over. Guest: Chris Thomas, Michigan Election Director.

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After the episode taping concludes, guest and panel continue to chat.

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Off the Record 12/9/16 | Ep. 4624

Dec 9, 2016

Topics: The recount effort gets blocked and wins for labor.  Guest: Rep. Adam Zemke, (D) Ann Arbor.

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