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A Lively Experiment Looks Back on 2016, Predicts for 2017
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It's everyone's favorite show of the year on A Lively Experiment - a look back on 2016 and predictions for 2017. Join moderator Jim Hummel for this fast-paced "Panelists' Choice" parade of biggest winners and losers, and prognostications for the year to come.

Panel (left to right)
* Jim Hummel, moderator
* Ian Donnis, political reporter, Rhode Island Public Radio
* Maureen Moakley, University of RI political science professor
* Wendy Schiller, Brown University political science professor
* Dave Layman, corporate communications consultant

* Top Local Story of 2016
* Top National Story of 2016
* Best and Worst Political Moment of 2016
* Biggest Winner of 2016
* Biggest Loser of 2016
* "Only in Rhode Island" moment
* People to watch in 2017
* Predictions for 2017 

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A Lively Experiment airs on WSBE Rhode Island PBS (36.1) Fridays at 7 p.m., with rebroadcasts on Saturdays at 7 p.m. on WSBE Learn (36.2), and Sundays at noon on WSBE Rhode Island PBS. Plus, watch it on The CW Providence Sundays at 6:30 a.m.

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About A Lively Experiment
Since 1987, A Lively Experiment - democracy with a Rhode Island accent - has provided fast-paced analysis of the week's political events in spirited debate, opinion, and commentary by news makers and opinion leaders. Representing independent and partisan viewpoints, a revolving panel of television, radio, print, and online journalists, political scientists, pundits, economists, elected and appointed officials, and other Rhode Island personalities examine local and state issues. A Lively Experiment's popular segment, "Outrage of the Week," typifies the essence of the show's political commentary. This segment features an eclectic collection of each guest's single most significant issue, often under-reported failings and foibles of Rhode Island officials.

WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) programming over the air on digital 36.1; on Rhode Island cable: Cox 08 / 1008HD, Verizon FiOS 08 / 508HD, and Full Channel 08; on Massachusetts cable: Comcast 819HD and Verizon FiOS 18 / 518HD; on satellite: DirecTV 36 / 3128HD, Dish Network 36.

WSBE Learn transmits over the air on digital 36.2; in Rhode Island on Cox 808; Verizon FiOS 478; Full Channel 89; and in Massachusetts on Comcast 294 or 312.