Stations and Schedules
DirectTV (ch. 378)
- Wednesdays at 11:30 AM ET (NRB Network)
- Thursdays at 3:00 PM ET (NRB Network)
Atlanta on WATC-TV (ch. 57, Comcast ch. 2)
- Saturdays at 12:30 PM
- Thursdays at 11:30 PM (Repeat of Saturday)
- Fridays at 11:30 AM (Repeat of Saturday)
Greenville, SC on WGGS-TV (ch. 16.2)
- Sundays at noon
Right Now with Jennifer Schuchmann, is Atlanta-based WATC-TV’s weekly panel-driven talk show focusing on faith-based perspectives. As of September 13, 2012 it also airs nationally on Direct-TV as part of the NRB Network.
“It’s not just a show you watch, it’s a conversation you join,” said Schuchmann, host of the 30-minute broadcast. “Each episode has four panelists joining me to discuss Christian perspectives on current pop culture or news-related topics. Our panelists aren’t afraid to jump in with opinions and aren’t shy about making sure his or her viewpoint is heard. We want to show our audience that Christians can disagree and not lose their religion. Of course, opposing opinions are always easier when given with a sense of humor, so we laugh a lot, too.”
Schuchmann is a New York Times best-selling author and speaker. Her most recent books include: “Spirit Rising” (Zondervan, 2012), a book about the Holy Spirit by Jim Cymbala, and “By Faith, Not By Sight” (Thomas Nelson, 2012), by blind American Idol finalist, Scott MacIntyre. Schuchmann is joined each week on the show by featured panelists Gavin Adams, campus pastor, Watermarke Church, and Jessica Quinn, owner of Jessica (Atteberry) Quinn Public Relations, a faith-based PR firm.
“We want to start a conversation that is entertaining and interesting,” said Greg West, WATC station president and producer of Right Now with Jennifer Schuchmann, “and then as the program progresses introduce deeper truths while always making the conversation accessible to people who may not be from a churched or faith background. When the show ends, we want the conversation to continue on Facebook or Twitter.”
For more information on the show, or for viewers to join the conversation, go to http://RightNowOnTV.com, https://www.facebook.com/RightNowTopics, or follow on Twitter at @RightNowOnTV. For more information about the NRB Network, go to www.nrbnetwork.tv. The NRB Network can be viewed on DIRECTV channel 378, Sky Angel channel 181 and select local affiliates making programming available to more than 23 million U.S. households. According to the NRB Network, thousands more stream the channel online in countries such as Canada, China and the United Kingdom.
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WATC-TV signed on the air in April 1996 as a non-commercial educational station with a mission to provide educational, family, and Christian programming to the Atlanta market. Since then, The Georgia Association of Broadcasters has awarded WATC their community service television station of the year three times for their community service work. The station has also been honored with two Southeast Regional Emmy® awards and numerous Angel and Telly awards. A division of Community Television (which also owns and operates WATC-TOO), WATC-TV currently produces more than 10 original programs including its flagship show Atlanta Live, nationally syndicated Babbie’s House with host Babbie Mason, and its newest production Right Now with Jennifer Schuchmann.
Producer Greg West
Over the past thirty years, Greg has produced numerous award-winning ministry documentaries from places as diverse as New York, the Appalachian Mountains and Eastern Europe; written and produced a children’s series; and worked on promotional campaigns for local affiliates of ABC, PBS, UPN, The WB, and several independent stations. Greg is currently producing several series including Babbie’s House with singer/songwriter Babbie Mason, Friends and Neighbors, and Right Now with Jennifer Schuchmann.
Greg’s interest in the field of television began when he was ten years old. “I bought a paperback book at a drugstore that was on the history of television and I was fascinated with it all,” said Greg. “I would have never guessed at that time that I would actually work in television and experience all that I have.”
After completing his bachelor’s degree in communications from James Madison University, Greg worked in advertising before landing his first job in television at a Christian television station in Burlington, North Carolina. After leaving North Carolina, Greg continued his work in both advertising and Christian television as a producer/director at WGGS in Greenville, South Carolina and most recently as program director and producer at WATC in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 2011, Greg was named president of Community Television, Inc., which operates WATC in Atlanta. He serves on the board of directors of three other ministry organizations and is a member of the Atlanta chapters of NATAS (National Association of Television Arts and Sciences) and NARAS (National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences).
After long days working in the station, you can find Greg at home relaxing by watching television–he loves reality television shows and hopes to one day join the Amazing Race.