WENH - WGBH and Lawrence Welk

Mark Watson markwats@comcast.net
Sun Sep 23 09:24:03 EDT 2012

Sean Smyth wrote:

> My mom is one of those people; she's never donated to Channel 2 and has 
> donated repeatedly to Channel 11. Six at night on Saturdays, we know she 
> has the next hour blocked out. I haven't had the heart to tell her what's 
> about to happen.
> I do wonder if Channels 2/44 see Lawrence Welk as too "low brow" for their 
> audiences. What is 44 airing on Saturday nights nowadays?

I don't know what Channel 44 airs Saturday nights, but if I'm home I 
occasionally tune in to Lawrence Welk on NHPTV. My parents never missed Welk 
when it originally aired and I remember watching with them. I agree if 
Channel 2 or 44 doesn't air the Welk shows they will certainly hear about 
it, both via phone calls/e-mails and in their "wallet" (folks not 

Another reason NHPTV will be missed on Comcast will be the several UNH 
hockey games they broadcast in season. I'm sure UNH alums/hockey fans in the 
Bay State will miss these broadcasts, if indeed they continue under this new 
arrangement with WGBH.

Mark Watson 

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