John Hitt, president of the University of Central Florida, looks back at the school's past year and the coming semester in an interview on "Orlando Matters." John Brown hosts the program 7 a.m. Saturday on WRBW-Channel 65. Hitt discusses how the football team's success helped build new interest in the university. Other topics include student retention programs, the challenges with expansion and new ways to attract the best students through the Top 10 Knights program.
In other local public-affairs programming this weekend:
Mike Holfeld examines Brevard County's economic comeback on "Flashpoint" at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. His guests are Lynda Weatherman, president and CEO of the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast and Matt Reed of Forida Today.
Ybeth Bruzual talks to Peter Vivaldi, a Republican candidate who hopes to face Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson, at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday on News 13. Vivaldi discusses the Veterans Affairs scandal, national security, energy, transportation and education. Analysts Lou Frey and Dick Batchelor discuss Gov. Rick Scott's actions on the budget and bills passed by the Legislature.
WFTV-Channel 9's "Central Florida Spotlight" will be preempted this weekend for ABC's coverage of the World Cup.
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