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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Program Schedule? We don’t need your stinking program schedule!

Posted By on Sun, Feb 15, 2009 at 9:53 AM

After long years of providing a public service of publishing the weekly schedules of Community Access Television, Fayetteville Government Channel and Jones TV, this week the Northwest Arkansas Times informed them all that they would no longer be running them.

The NWA Times intends to use the space for ads.

Today’s edition features a small box, telling readers where they can go online to find the schedules. I know many who clipped the various schedules out of the papers, marking which programs they wanted to watch that week.

I think that many of us are mindful of the fact that many poorer households still don’t have a computer in their homes, hence the popularity of the computers in public libraries.

This was one of those small, unheralded services to the community that the Times never received enough credit for. They don’t deserve much credit for unceremoniously yanking them out.

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Quote of the Day

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children have teenagers of their own. - Doug Larson

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Stop the Presses! KNWA Anchors Compete for Ted Baxter Award

The day before Valentine’s Day two anchors on KNWA actually interrupted their news broadcast to “interview” someone from a local pizza service, which was having a special on heart-shaped pizzas for Valentine’s Day.

Forgive me my bad joke,  but this was even cheesier than when they used to give over part of their program to the publisher from Celebrate magazine, so that she could essentially do a promo for her publication.

Prostituting the news. Edward R. Murrow would be so proud . . .

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2007 AT&T forum - the Promise and the Reality?

In early 2007, Fayetteville held a public forum dealing with the proposed contract with AT&T. The forum, which was put together by the Telecomm Board, featured representatives from AT&T, local government, the Telecomm Board, and members of the community.

Many members of the community were contacted for input, when putting together questions for the forum.

Now, when many members of the public seem concerned about AT&T's u-verse - particularly as it relates to PEG programming - it may be time to revisit that forum, and hear the concerns raised by the public, and the responses and reassurances given by those from AT&T.

The forum will be replayed on Community Access Television on Sunday (9:30pm), and Friday (7:30pm).

C.A.T. is shown on Channel 18 of the Cox Channel line-up in Fayetteville.

Those outside the Fayetteville viewing area can see the program online at:  www.catfayetteville.org/

Programs shown on the website are seen at the same time as they are shown on C.A.T.

rsdrake@nwark.com

 

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