NHPTV "Underwriting" Message (Or Commercial?)

Dan Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
Sun Jan 16 16:33:40 EST 2005

I can't say that I think much of GBH's programming decisions. They should
have left Beat the Press at 10:30, W$WwF at 10:00, MAYBE moved Carlson to
9:00, and inserted the WSJ program at 9:30. That way, they wouldn't be
turning away the viewers who had already watched Beat the Press until 10:30.
Washington Week would still be sandwiched between Brancaccio and Carlson and
would be followed by an hour of talk related to business and finance from
9:30 to 10:30. Frasnkly, I think it would be even better to move Washington
Week back to 8:00 PM, when PBS transmits it, and follow it with Brancaccio
at 8:30 and Carlson at 9:00. That would be a rather rational schedule,
although other permutations might make even more sense.

Dan Strassberg, dan.strassberg@att.net
eFax 707-215-6367

----- Original Message -----
From: "Laurence Glavin" <lglavin@lycos.com>
To: "Dan Strassberg" <dan.strassberg@att.net>;
Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2005 4:09 PM
Subject: Re: NHPTV "Underwriting" Message (Or Commercial?)

> >From: "Dan Strassberg" <dan.strassberg@att.net>
> >To: "Laurence Glavin" <lglavin@lycos.com>,
> >Subject: Re: NHPTV "Underwriting" Message (Or Commercial?)
> >Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2005 15:50:39 -0500
> > As far as I can tell, WGBH stopped carrying W$WwF effective 1/7/2005.
> > (without Bill Moyers but with David Brancaccio) still begins at 8:00,
> > now runs only 1/2 hour. Washington Week runs from 8:30 to 9:00 PM.
> > Carlson is on from 9:00 to 9:30 PM. Beat the Press reruns are on from
> > to 10:00 PM. Since I watch Beat the Press from 7:00 to 7:30 PM (before
> > Yelling Program with Eleanor Clift--the only one of those turkeys who
> > anything worthwhile to say), and I think Carlson is a waste of time, I
> > turn the TV off at 9:00 PM. If W$WwF is on after that, I have not seen
> > promos for it and I certainly haven't seen it.
> No, "Wall $street Week w. Fortune" continues to be broadcast by
> channel 2 on Fridays at 10:30 pm.  It follows the Wall Street
> Journal's editorial board program scheduled at 10:00 pm.
> The repeat of "Beat the Press" in the middle of channel 2's
> must-see parade of talking-head shows is the result of the
> removal of Gordon Peterson's "Inside Washington" from the
> schedule.  In DC itself, Gordon was let go by the syndicator,
> WUSA-TV channel 9.  He immediately hooked up with WJLA-TV channel
> 7, and a reconstituted "Inside Washington" is now on their
> schedule.  I don't know if it's been made available to
> other markets yet, commercial or public, but if it is, it should
> go somewhere in the Friday night lineup.  And yes, I have sent
> WGBH-TV an email to that effect!
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