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Entries from January 2007

Beating a Dead Horse?

January 31st, 2007 · Comments Off

I’m tempted to take an unpopular stand here, and tell you all the media attention being given to Barbaro’s death is a little excessive, a little over the top. Does Barbaro’s four years on this Earth merit the kind of news coverage it’s getting? I mean, I didn’t get “Breaking News” alerts from all the [...]

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Tags: Media · Newspaper · Radio · Sports

Good News for DN! Fans

January 30th, 2007 · Comments Off

There’s a significant number of Amy Goodman fans around here, so they’ll be thrilled with news that the Democracy Now! television show is now airing in Louisville. It’s on WYCS-TV, channel 24 on your dial, but way out at 138 on Insight. So you’ve got to seek it out. No word yet on whether Public [...]

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Tags: Radio · TV

Ira Grupper’s View from Memphis

January 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I wasn’t the only Louisvillian writing about the National Media Reform Conference in Memphis. I really enjoyed meeting Ira Grupper, who wrote the following column for a labor-focused newspaper published by the Fellowship of Reconciliation. LABOR PAEANS—February 2007 by Ira Grupper (Published by FORsooth, newspaper of Louisville, Kentucky chapter of F.O.R. [Fellowship of Reconciliation]) The [...]

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Tags: Media

Lunsford Ready for Critics

January 29th, 2007 · Comments Off

“I was like a maiden racehorse (last time). This time I feel the call.” With those words, Bruce Lunsford announced he was making a second run at the Governor’s chair, with Attorney General Greg Stumbo as his running mate. In 2003, Lunsford dropped out of the Democratic primary just before the election. Lunsford says he [...]

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Tags: Politics

Reform Group Calls for Cable Action

January 29th, 2007 · Comments Off

Here’s some good information on the local cable franchise issue, courtesy of Mark McKinley, head of the Louisville Media Reform Group. The Metro Cable Television Commission is scheduled to meet Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Urban Government Center, 810 Barrett Ave. While in Memphis, Lauren-Glenn Davitan, Exec Director of the Center for Media and [...]

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Tags: Cable

C-J Putting Citizens to Work

January 29th, 2007 · Comments Off

David Hawpe’s Sunday column explains a good portion of the newspaper’s new strategy to get readers involved — and it sounds to me like a lot of work for C-J customers. One letter writer earlier this week questioned the C-J’s inclusive strategy — the writer didn’t like the fact that a day’s worth of the [...]

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Tags: Newspaper

This Week, We’ll Do Movies

January 29th, 2007 · Comments Off

The news from Utah this morning was better than good for Hart-Lunsford Pictures. The Louisville production company’s film “Grace is Gone” captured not one, but two awards at the prestigious festival. Writer-director James Strouse, of Goshen, Ind., won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award while the movie captured the Audience Award, voted on by attendees at [...]

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Tags: Movies · TV

The Big Story: Lunsford/Stumbo

January 27th, 2007 · Comments Off

The media buzz on Friday was all about the Governor’s race. With the filing deadline looming next Tuesday, it appears the last of the Democratic slates may be the most formidable one — Louisville businessman Bruce Lunsford and attorney general Greg Stumbo. Stumbo appeared on WHAS Radio’s Francene Show at about 11 Friday, and said [...]

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Tags: Media · Politics

Stumbo to Francene: No to Gov. Race, but…

January 26th, 2007 · Comments Off

Attorney General Greg Stumbo chose radio talk show host Francene’s show to announce that he wil not join the crowded field of candidates on the Democratic side in the race for Governor. But he wouldn’t rule out a run on a yet-unannounced slate as the lieutenant governor. Stumbo, on WHAS Radio, wouldn’t say whether or [...]

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Tags: Politics · Radio

Your Morning Fluff?

January 26th, 2007 · Comments Off

FACT: In Louisville’s morning news race, WLKY-TV moved from third to first in the November ratings race from 5-7 a.m., edging WHAS-TV by 2,000 households. FICTION: It’s all due to the chemistry of the WLKY-TV morning team. In his Jan. 25 column, C-J TV critic Tom Dorsey quotes anchors Paul Moses and Abby Miller, who [...]

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Tags: TV

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