May 12, 2011

Committee Urges New Mayor to Support Public's Channels

Committee Member Phyllis Logan
On Thursday, May 5th, Committee members delivered a letter to Mayor-elect Emanuel's Loop headquarters. The letter urges the new mayor to stand with the public and endorse a strong new community benefits agreement from RCN to support CAN TV during the current RCN refranchising. We emphasized that CAN TV is both a national model for public access and also a bridge between Chicago's diverse communities. Along with the letter, we delivered a Benton Foundation study documenting that local government support was the critical factor in public access success or failure. To read the complete letter, see below or click here.

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