In public-affairs programming this weekend:
"Central Florida Spotlight" examines Florida's high rate of premature births at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on WFTV-Channel 9. Moderator Greg Warmoth's guests are Dr. Victoria Niklas, chief of neonatology at Nemours Children's Hospital; Traci Powell, a neonatal nurse practitioner at Nemours; and Josh Pelleymounter, whose son Kylie was born nearly three years ago at 1 pound, 2 ounces and survived. The guests discuss how Florida could improve the premature rate, and the program explains how viewers can get involved in the March of Dimes.
"Flashpoint" also features Dr. Niklas as Lauren Rowe's guest at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. In another segment, WKMG reporter Mike Holfeld explains how people can protect themselves from identity theft when filing taxes.
"Orlando Matters" host Keith Landry welcomes political analyst Frank Torres at 7 a.m. Saturday on WRBW-Channel 65. They discuss Florida issues, including election reforms, a possible ban on Internet cafes and changes to the no-fault auto insurance system.
"Political Connections" talks to former U.S. Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., about today's Congress and how to improve the way Washington works. Gephardt answers questions from Al Ruechel and Adam Smith at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday on Central Florida News 13. Ybeth Bruzual talks to analysts Lou Frey and Dick Batchelor about whether Sen. Bill Nelson will challenge Gov. Rick Scott. The program uses Politifact's Truth-O-Meter to check a claim by former Gov. Jeb Bush about cars without drivers -- yes, without drivers.
"Metro Center Outlook" talks to conservationist Duane De Freese about Florida's water use and management. Host Diane Trees asks the questions in the program at 8:30 p.m. Friday on WUCF-Channel 24.