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Airs on Comcast Ch 17 Courtesy of Ann Arbor Community Television Network CTN. To replay our shows call the station and just ask... 734.794.6150

Come in Suckers, leave your wallet on the Bar!

The Fate of Public Access T.V....... up in the air.

Jay Bulworth:
Corporations got the networks and so they get to say who gets to talk about the country today.
How cum they got the airwaves? They're the peoples aren't they?
Wouldn't they be worth 70 billion to the public today if a money grubbin' Congress didn't give 'em away
For big campaign money?
It's hopeless you see. If you runnin' for office without no TV. If you don't get big money you get a defeat. Corporations and broadcasters make you dead meat.

You may not be aware of the fate of public access- This is something I would really like to investigate and cover for an episode. The beauty of public access television is that local residents can produce, host, create, promote, "ANY" message that is important to them. They don't need money, sponsors, advertisers or a "green light".

Your public access channels are "FREE" to utilize, and the equipment and training facilities are "FREE" to local residents. Without public t.v. you would never have seen a "Safety girl" episode, or "Stoney Speaks T.V." show, or my all time fave: "Sexy Minutes".... Back in the day we were all on channel 9.... but times have changed and our city may in fact lose public access all together.

A few Questions at the top of my head that  I have no idea "who" to address them to include:

Why can't Ypsilanti residents be volunteer producers for CTN? They pay for Comcast cable and get the channels, but can't put their messages over the airwaves.

What would the impact be to our community with out public access?

How many comcast cable subscribers are there in Washtenaw county?

Why is it that only "comcast" subscribers get public access channels?

How come AT&T cable subscribers can't watch local public access channels?

Why does Comcast want to move our public access channels from channels 16-19 soo far up that no one would ever see them?

For those of you who want to defend public access t.v. time is running out. There is an advocate in Congress- Let them know public access is important to you-http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/862/t/9155/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=1556

A great article about the fate of public t.v.:  http://flowtv.org/?p=2476


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