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Chicago Newsroom Wins Multiple Awards

April 10, 2014

 

For the second year in a row, CAN TVís Chicago Newsroom was honored by the Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards.

 

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Mister Go-Go

April 4, 2014

 

South Side Weekly profiles the "unfiltered, pure joy" of Chic-A-Go-Go, one of many shows put at risk if Comcast downgrades support.

 

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Aldermen Speak Out in Support of CAN TV

March 10, 2014

 

This past week, the Chicago City Council extended negotiations with Comcast for three months past the original March 15, 2014 franchise expiration date. Comcast, Chicago’s largest cable company, has been negotiating with the City since last summer over a new 10-year franchise agreement.

The stakes are high for the public. CAN TV’s public mission is put at risk if Comcast is held to a lower standard than RCN, a local cable provider that secured a new franchise in 2012.

 

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Chicago: A Test of Comcast Merger Promises

Huffington Post

February 21, 2014

 

"CAN TV's future ability to serve the public will be determined by the outcome of the negotiations currently taking place between the City of Chicago and Comcast. It will be a clear indicator of Comcast's commitment to the local community, particularly with the Time Warner merger deal now in the pipeline."

 

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Letter to the Editor

City NewsHound

February 20, 2014

 

"We need to maintain CAN TV for the next 30 years, as we know our work and hundreds of other programs have benefited from this public channel."

 

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Aldermen Make Franchise Renewal Expectations Clear

November 13, 2013

 

Multiple Chicago Aldermen questioned Commissioner Rosemary Krimbel about the upcoming Comcast franchise renewal during the November 7, 2013, budget hearing for the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection.

 

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HoopsHIGH Hits 500 Episodes

October 15, 2013

 

HoopsHIGH, the youth-produced show that covers sports on the South and West Sides of Chicago, is set to reach a milestone that even some of TV's most popular series never came close to.

 

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CAN TV Spotlight: Revolution & Beer

June 10, 2013

 

"Revolution and Beer" is a new take on what may be one of America's oldest pasttimes- talking politics over a cold pint.

 

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House Passes Amended State Cable Bill

May 30, 2013

 

The Illinois House this week approved an extension of the Cable and Video Competition Act (the Illinois Cable Act) that represents a mixed outcome for the public.

 

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Free Spirit Media Wins Top Award

May 22, 2013

 

Award-winning youth from CAN TV community partner Free Spirit Media (FSM) will once again bring a national Hometown Media Award home to Chicago.

 

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5 Questions With: Special Olympics

May 14, 2013

 

CAN TV caught up with Sheila O’Callaghan, Special Children’s Charities Board Member, during the Opening Ceremony of this year’s Special Olympics in Chicago. She discussed a new show on CAN TV that is produced by Special Olympics athletes.

 

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CAN TV's Chicago Newsroom Wins Award

April 18, 2013

 

CAN TV gets back to the basics of local news analysis with its weekly program, Chicago Newsroom. Up for recognition next Tuesday from the 49th Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards, the program goes deeper than the headlines.

 

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CAN TV Spotlight: Elephant & Worm TV

March 6, 2013

 

Premiering this Saturday, March 9 at 9:30 a.m. on CAN TV19, each episode of Elephant and Worm TV taps professional actors and filmmakers to perform stories submitted by kids from Chicago and beyond.

 

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CDPH and CAN TV Promote HIV/AIDS Awareness

February 11, 2013

 

CAN TV—with financial support from the Chicago Department of Public Health—is increasing HIV/AIDS awareness every week in Chicago and beyond.

 

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) grant supports CAN TV’s “AIDS Call-In Live” program. It can be seen Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in Chicago on cable channel 21 and online at cantv.org/live.

 

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Not Your Average Joe, Not Your Average Trip

January 18, 2013

 

CAN TV Joseph Szentivanyi is traveling to Egypt this month as part of a cultural exchange program between CAN TV and Citizen’s Bridges International.

 

“I’m excited to witness Egypt’s emerging democracy,” said Szentivanyi. “This is a not a trip to be a tourist, but instead it’s a chance to be directly involved with the Egyptian community.”

 

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"Special Olympics Chicago on CAN TV"

November 12, 2012

 

The Chicago Park District highlights Special Olympics athletes are sharing their experiences by producing a show on CAN TV.

 

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Howard Brown Health Center

October 2, 2012

 

Mark Hodar of Howard Brown Health Center discusses how he is using his live call-in show to provide viewers with reliable information about HIV/AIDS and other sexually-transmitted infections.

 

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George Stoney, 1916-2012

July 17, 2012

 

George Stoney, pioneer of public access television, died earlier this month in Manhattan. He was 96.

 

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HoopsHIGH Scores National Award

June 26, 2012

 

CAN TV show HoopsHIGH is the recipient of a national award from the Alliance for Community Media.

 

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CAN TV Producer Receives Prestigious Award

June 6 , 2012

 

CAN TV producer Tecora Rogers received a prestigious award from DePaul University's School for New Learning, which recognizes her work at CAN TV.

 

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Local and National Groups Seek Action from Illinois Attorney General

From Keep Us Connected

May 24, 2012

 

Local governments and community media centers are seeking enforcement of laws that protect Public, Educational, and Government (PEG) access to protect the only channels devoted entirely to local community use.

 

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Chicago Inks New Cable Agreement
Momentum Builds for Community Media Nationally

May 15, 2012

 

Alliance for Community Media (ACM) members in Chicago and New York recently entered into cable renewal agreements that will improve the quality and availability of critical local programming.

 

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RCN Franchise Passes Finance Committee

April 17, 2012

 

Today the Chicago City Council Finance Committee approved a precedent-setting franchise agreement for RCN, moving it towards final approval at the City Council meeting on Wednesday, April 18.

 

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Windy City Times partners with CAN TV

April 5, 2012

 

Cable subscribers across Chicago can now get the latest updates from the Windy City Times by picking up their remote instead of their mouse. Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV) is now featuring bite-sized posts from Windy City Media Group on its FYI Channel 27.

 

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CAN TV sends letter to AG Lisa Madigan regarding AT&T's treatment of PEG channels
April 2, 2012

 

"We’re concerned that to date there has been no enforcement in relation to AT&T's discriminatory treatment of the public's channels, although we firmly believe that the Channel 99 product violates both the spirit and letter of the law." 

 

Complete letter here.

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CAN TV Streaming Live

April 3, 2012

 

To better serve Chicago organizations and residents, CAN TV 21's live call-in show Hotline can also be seen live on the Internet at www.cantv.org/live.

 

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