As it happened: WTMJ 2020

How love of sports in Wisconsin far outperforms our market size
- The future of TV news in Milwaukee
- Sen. Johnson on Trump quid pro quo questions
- MPD Chief Morales: 'I'd like to stay'
- Evers: Special session coming on gun control
- Evers, four legislators' takes on legal marijuana
- Alvarez: Beer sales coming at UW athletic events soon

WTMJ rolled out a new signature event called "WTMJ 2020" on Monday. 

We invited a number of newsmakers to discuss the news, trends and issues that will shape the coming year. It aired live on WTMJ, and in front of a live audience. 

It was held on Monday, September 30th at The Northern Lights Theater from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Watch the first three hours of WTMJ 2020, courtesy of


9 a.m. Politics: Wisconsin is "Ground Zero" in 2020

- U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (9-9:20), Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, Rep. Gordon Hintz, Sen. Alberta Darling, Rep. Kalan Haywood

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10 a.m. Sports Roundtable with the Badgers, Packers, Bucks and Brewers

- Mark Murphy, Bud Selig, Peter Feigin, Jon Horst, Barry Alvarez

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11 a.m. Public Safety and Crime Prevention

- Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth, Menomonee Falls Police Chief Anna Ruzinski, Robert Hughes- Special Agent in Charge of FBI Milwaukee Division

Noon Finance and Money

- Tony Drake of Drake & Associates, Brian Wickert of Accunet Mortgage and Realty, Dave Spano of Annex Wealth Management

1 p.m. Journalism Roundtable with Milwaukee's local TV stations

1-1:30: Newspaper - Mark Kass of Milwaukee Business Journal, Raquel Rutledge of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Thomas Mitchell of Milwaukee Community Journal

1:30-2: TV- Toya Washington of WISN12, Bill Walsh of CBS58, Ben Handelman of FOX6, Carole Meekins of TMJ4

2 p.m. Education

- Marquette President Mike Lovell, UWM Chancellor Mark Mone, Gateway Technical College President Bryan Albrecht, MPS Superintendent Keith Posley

2:40 p.m. State Politics

- Governor Tony Evers

3 p.m. Urban Growth & Development

- President and CEO of the Milwaukee Urban League Dr. Eve M. Hall, Milwaukee Alderman Cavalier Johnson, Keith Stanley- Executive Director of Near West Side Partners, Inc., Milwaukee Alderman Michael Murphy

4 p.m. Faith: How the faith community is dealing with today's hot topics

- Elmbrook Church Lead Pastor Lee Heyward, Pastor Walter Lanier of Progressive Baptist Church, Hassiem Abdullah Babatu, Director of Outreach for The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Milwaukee chapter, Bishop Schuerman with Archdiocese of Milwaukee

5 p.m. CEO Roundtable: Growth in Wisconsin

- Greg Marcus, David Gruber, Dick Leinenkugel, Giacomo Fallucca of Palermo's Pizza

5:30 p.m. Restaurants: What's new and what's trending

- Thomas Hauck of Lowlands Group, David Swanson of Braise, Omar Shaikh of SURG Group, Mike Buckley of Buckley's, David Marcus of Marcus Investments

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