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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:02 PM
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Al Gore TV starts at midnight Eastern time. ("Current")
Edited on Sun Jul-31-05 11:03 PM by Eric J in MN
May be listed as "Newsworld International" in your cable/satellite listings.

www.current.tv

Should be on now.

I don't have cable.

Can someone tune in and give us feeback?

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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:06 PM
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1. So far it's been on for four minutes, and the picture has frozen twice
Edited on Sun Jul-31-05 11:08 PM by Lydia Leftcoast
It's also incoherent, what little I've seen.

They started out with Google, then something about a 911 call in Arizona, then a frozen picture parodying Six Feet Under that was titled "Family Plots," then the beginning of some video about a guy who has these women approve his girlfriends, then another frozen picture, and now we've got a test pattern.

Oops, now it's back to Google. Starting over 6 minutes late.

Not a promising start. You'd think they could at least get somebody who was technically competent, you know, like someone who had run the board at a TV station before.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:12 PM
Response to Reply #1
9. Keep us informed with the play-by-play.
Now how is it going?
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journalist3072 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:07 PM
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2. Thanks for the reminder!
I wonder if this channel will be added to the Cablevision line-up here in DC?
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steve2470 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:08 PM
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3. oops it's channel 156 here locally on cable, doing a story now nt
Edited on Sun Jul-31-05 11:11 PM by steve2470
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:08 PM
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4. digital cable as well
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coloradodem2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:09 PM
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5. Eric J's gonna be a cable boy, a cable boy, a cable boy.
What have you done to my little cable boy?
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:10 PM
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6. Is that a song parody? nt
nt
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coloradodem2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:11 PM
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8. It's from Seinfeld.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:11 PM
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7. Just tuned in
I still can't explain to people in two sentences what this network is all about. The whole concept strikes me as directionless and confusing. I wish them well, but I miss Newsworld International.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:13 PM
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10. Video about some guy who is jumping off a cliff in a parachute
I keep waiting for them to end up plugging some brand of beer. That's the style of video it is.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:17 PM
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18. What's that nonsense in the intro to the Japan video
about Japanese youth not being free to choose their university, their job, or whom to marry?

Arranged marriages were on their way out thirty years ago.

The video itself is about suicide in Japan, and the rate is indeed high, but that's not exactly news.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:14 PM
Response to Reply #7
13. If this format isn't popular, maybe they will do something
more traditional with the channel.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:17 PM
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17. I fear that when they "reach out" to the "young people"
they present the message as patronizing and condescending.. Just report the truth, and present opinions that are currently not being aired..

the "young people" already have plenty of options to be "entertained". they need to have a place to innoculate them from Fox/MSM news..that's all..

We don't "need" another reality station with chopped up vignettes and silliness..
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:20 PM
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19. You may prefer "International World Television," planned for 2007.
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:13 PM
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11. The line up looks really good!
Deepak Chopra, egg donors, a woman minister, Iranian youth.

I don't get the station and can't figure out if there will be live stream :shrug:

I was reading the site earlier and this looks like a training wheels concept for participatory democracy. I wish them every success.
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dave502d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:13 PM
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12. In 2000.
I e-mailed Gore and told him if he wanted to win he would need
to buy a TV station.You think he ever read my e-mail.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:16 PM
Response to Reply #12
15. I don't know, but let's hope this channel ends up helping
Democrats, or democracy, or both.
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lavenderdiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:15 PM
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14. Thanks for the heads-up...
I just found it, and tuned it. It was listed as NewsWorld International... Thanks!
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:17 PM
Response to Reply #14
16. You're welcome (nt)
nt
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DanCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:23 PM
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20. awk still don't have it.
Oh well maybe monday...hopefully.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:26 PM
Response to Reply #20
23. Dish does not seem to have it, BUT
we do have about 13 "shopping" channels, and a myriad of "religious" progamming :(
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nosmokes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:43 PM
Response to Reply #23
42. yeah i'm not finding it on dish either. and being in orygun
we're prohibited from playing bingo on ch 104 on weds nites, too. life is just so unfair. but i give a damn about the gore channel. time to fire up the email machine.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:26 PM
Response to Reply #20
24. Do you have digital cable or satellite? Are you looking
under "Current" and/or "Newsworld International" in the listings?
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DanCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 08:41 AM
Response to Reply #24
69. satelite dish network to be precise
I walked thru and still nothing .
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:24 PM
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21. So this is the new MTV?
Arrrgghhh!
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:27 PM
Response to Reply #21
26. Kind of looks like it
with the promotional video by the rock group.

Now Deepak Chopra.

Given that MTV does everything but play music these days, yeah, it's sort of like MTV.

And Deepak Chopra is giving vague answers to vague questions.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:33 PM
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31. I'm disappointed.
Edited on Sun Jul-31-05 11:36 PM by Cleita
I was really getting dependent on NWI for my news while my eyes were healing from surgery and I couldn't read as much as I wanted to.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:36 PM
Response to Reply #31
35. Have you tried watching "Democracy Now?"
"Democracy Now!" video can be downloaded at:

www.democracynow.org
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:37 PM
Response to Reply #31
36. NWI was great, I sure hope it gets better
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:25 PM
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22. wow thanks for the heads up, yes it is on line
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:27 PM
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25. I don;t seem to be able to stream it
:shrug:
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:28 PM
Response to Reply #25
28. The program list is online,; they're not doing a webstream (nt)
nt
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:35 PM
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34. sorry, I meant on cable, I didn't see if it could be streamed
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:28 PM
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27. Yucky website
Couldn't figure out if it is on my cable system. They wanted my email address but wouldn't tell me if the network is available here.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:30 PM
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29. Go to yahoo.com, click TV, click "Choose a provider"
and click Finished and Listings.

Use "Edit Find" on IWTNEWS.

Or "Current."
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:32 PM
Response to Reply #27
30. It's on digital cable, taking over the slot formerly occupied
by (sob!) Newsworld International.

If you don't have digital cable, you can't get it, but frankly, you aren't missing much. It seems self-consciously "youth-oriented."

I'm switching over to watch a video.
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SouthernDem2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:35 PM
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32. Ack, site wants personal info just to find a local channel!
Wants my name, address, DOB, phone and email just to give me a channel to watch it on. Pfffft I think not!
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:37 PM
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37. Try yahoo.com
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SouthernDem2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:42 PM
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41. Misleading website for Curremt. Their site lists my provider but...
when I go through the process I find out its not available on my cable. Good thing I gave them bogus info. I still say pffft on them for requiring personal info.

Guess I could not find it on yahoo for a reason
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:46 PM
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43. Maybe you need to order a different package
from your cable company to get "Current."

You should call them, and they may have it listed as "Newsworld International" instead of Current.
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SouthernDem2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:49 PM
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45. Nope, Currents little msg after they wanted my info stated it was not
available. Not a very good start with me personally. First they want personal information to give me the channel my provider which they had on their list and then I find out its all a ruse. My provider does not even offer their channel. Heck no, I am not going to contact my provider and try to drum up business for Current. They need to re-examine their deceptive business tactics.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:52 PM
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47. My interpretation of the form that it was to either find
the channel on your provider or request expansion.

I don't think they're trying to deceive.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:35 PM
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33. It's listed on my digital box, but says I'm 'not authorized to view.'
:cry: I'll have to call them in the morning and find out why.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:38 PM
Response to Reply #33
38. Try calling now. Maybe they have 24 hour assistance. (nt)
nt
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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:38 PM
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39. I hope they soon get internet streaming going
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:40 PM
Response to Reply #39
40. Does any cable channel stream 24 hours a day? (nt)
nt
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 12:43 AM
Response to Reply #40
55. yes
c-span streams three channels continuously
democcracynow! streams its show all day, on demand
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:49 PM
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44. what a waste of airtime
NWI was terrific, had broadcasts from CBC and other international sources.

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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:50 PM
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46. Watching In Chicago - Comcast Channel 125
The switch was only 45 minutes ago. Seems like a magazine/lifestyle show on...going after the "MTV generation".

I popped back to Bill Mahrer on HBO.

I'll keep an eye on it, so far not quite rockin' my world.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 11:54 PM
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48. Does anyone like it? (nt)
nt
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 12:11 AM
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49. Looks Like MTV News
Definitely not geared for a 50 year old.

Short form...looks like indie producers. Some of the bits I saw. A report on a man who lost his mother one week and then became a father a couple weeks later in the same hospital...some sort of "circle of life" story.

Another was of the sex lives of young people in Iran. Found out they have pre-marital sex in Iran and they claim there's no homosexuality.

Reminds me of the weekly local independent filmmaker show on the local PBS station. No news headlines at the top of the hour (minus points).

Lastly, the segment hosts looked like a casting call from Saved By The Bell. Sorry, just seems to pollyanish an approach.

I'll keep monitoring for the next couple days, but I don't think this is the "media savior" people here were hoping for.
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 12:12 AM
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50. I don't
I am not sure what they are trying to do
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Jackson4Gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 12:21 AM
Response to Reply #50
51. Please quit saying that!
Do a little research and read what Al says about the station and its mission: http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=tel...

It is really not that hard to understand. Really.
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 12:24 AM
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52. frankly, I am not to happy that they replaced NWI
the broadcasts coming from CBC and other international sources plus their special reports were terrific

You like, great, I have my views, you have yours

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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 12:44 AM
Response to Reply #52
56. I'm going to miss NWI
and I'm really discouraged that it's being replaced by hurried, shallow "news."

What the hell happened to spending enough time on an issue that you could really dig into the details and help viewers understand it?
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 12:54 AM
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58. I guess they really underestimate the youth today
I don't
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 01:00 AM
Response to Reply #58
59. no kidding
I'm 24 and generally find television shows and other stuff marketed to my age group somewhere between vapid and insultingly juvenile. I'm not so young that I have the attention span of the average Sesame Street viewer.
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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 12:30 AM
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53. in addition, I doubt they will get many viewers from MTV

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gort Donating Member (567 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 12:32 AM
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54. Direct-TV Channel 366
eom
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ConfuZed Donating Member (856 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 12:52 AM
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57. Is it on Charter Cable TV?
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wli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 01:57 AM
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60. anybody know where this is on comcast in Portland, Oregon?
Thanks.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 01:59 AM
Response to Reply #60
61. As I posted above, it's on digital cable only
replacing Newsworld International. When I lived in Portland, that was channel 240 or close to it. Check the cardboard channel guide that Comcast sends you.
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wli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 02:07 AM
Response to Reply #61
62. I've struck out on yahoo, and don't get those
It's probable that I just don't get it.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 02:18 AM
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63. If you don't have digital cable, your channels only go up to about 75
or so, unless they've added some new ones to expanded basic.
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wli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 03:29 AM
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64. they go up to the upper 900's here, but no trace of NWI/etc.
Looks like I'm SOL.
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 06:25 AM
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65. Call Comcast.
Ask about "Newsworld International" and "Current."
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 06:25 AM
Response to Reply #64
66. Call Comcast.
Ask about "Newsworld International" and "Current."
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Mr.Green93 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 08:35 AM
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67. Is it on over the air TV?
Anyone know the channel for NKy?
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 08:36 AM
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68. See posts above
Cable or satellite only
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 11:04 AM
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70. Anyone watching now? (nt)
nt
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