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CBC's MANAGEMENT TALKS ONLY OF TECHNICAL CHANGES TO COME, IGNORING THE VITAL MATTER OF DEGRADED CONTENT

JOHN CHUCKMAN

LETTER TO CBC MANAGEMENT AFTER ANNOUNCEMENT OF COMING CHANGES BY SENIOR MANAGEMENT

CBC’s President and its Vice-president for English Broadcasting spoke in radio interviews about technical matters, using words like “mobility” and almost not a word about content. 332 more words

Greece: The Cradle of Democracy

On June 11 last year, the Greek government closed down the state broadcaster, ERT. At the start of May this year, its successor, NERIT, went on air but ERT’s former employees have been broadcasting a protest program via the Internet called… 115 more words

The Nature of Broadcasting

“Unlike the internet, broadcasting is not about supplying a library to which the public has access. Broadcasting assembles a congregation…. Broadcasting is designed to provide a communal experience that helps build consensus by its very nature, a consensus that should impose the disciplines on talent that ensure that its standards will be high enough to serve that function.” 6 more words

A Not-So-Modest Proposal: Resign!

Do any readers of Sketches know a prestigious columnist? If so, why not propose that this week is a good week for Hubert Lacroix, the president of the CBC, to resign on a matter of principle. 242 more words

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“Praised off.”

After Austria’s cabinet passed a special law creating an unusual haircut for some of the enormous debt incurred by the bank Hypo Alpe Adria, Austria’s finance minister appeared on an evening talk show to discuss the decision. 189 more words

Sports is the Only Reason to Keep the CBC

The Los Angeles Kings hoisted their second Stanley Cup in 3 years on Friday night. Their victory over the New York Rangers in the finals not only marked the end of the 2013-2014 NHL season, but also marked the end of Hockey Night in Canada. 335 more words

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Behind the Scenes with Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB)

Check out my Reel Focus Blog with Mandy Wilson and Pamela Roberts as they talk about GPB. Read it at: http://bit.ly/1macCfM

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