Local public access cable channel 11 at TVCTV hardly is hardly in the league of National Public Radio, but they have sure left themselves open to claims of liberal bias.
A press release about an upcoming fundraiser telethon says,”TVCTV’s mission is to facilitate a free exchange of ideas, community dialogue and cultural and artistic expression for the residents of the Treasure Valley,” they just want to do it with elected Demo politicos and no Repubs.
Their cast of performers features nary a single Republican, but includes at least 5 Dems…not exactly a formula for success when it comes to getting big bucks from big business. A spokesperson told the GUARDIAN they were working on getting some Rs into the studio. In addition to the channel 11 broadcast, TVCTV provides live coverage of Boise City Council meetings on Cable channel 98.
Their release follows:
A two-hour live variety showcase featuring local musical groups, comedy, martial arts and magic and including cameos from City of Boise Mayor David Bieter, Idaho State Senator Nicole LeFavour, Idaho State Representatives Brian Cronin, Cherie Buckner-Webb, Sue Chew – and more! – is slated for Saturday, April 2, 4-6 p.m.
The vaudeville-style show is a fundraiser for Treasure Valley Community
Television (TVCTV) and will air live and rebroadcast on Channel 11 and
simultaneously stream live on Tvctvonline.org.
Isaac Grambo is the master of ceremonies and the lineup includes: the Ben Burdick Trio, comedian Pat Mac, magician Mental Wes, Treasure Valley Fitness Martial Arts Curb Cup Winners, two-time National Slam Poet Brandon Follett, the Cowbelles and more. Interspersed may be historic moments from the TVCTV archives – look for snippets from The Disco Duo, The Grambo Report and Modern Bob’s 21st Century Art Show.
There will be a live phone line answered by celebrities and a Pay Pal button on the website for donations: 343-1100 or tvctvonline.org.
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