Chicago Media Action will do an educational outreach action at the Channel 11 studios parking lot this WEDNESDAY EVENING (SEPTEMBER 22), starting at about 5:15 p.m.
If you can, come and help us distribute CMA's summary of its scathing study "Chicago Tonight: Elites, Affluence, and Advertising." And help us find others who agree that "WTTW11"'s owners fail in their public television license obligation to serve the underserved.
The occasion is a 'star-studded sneak preview party' for the new fall season for donors who contribute more than $160 per year (The Producer's Circle). See www.wttw.com/fallpreview; we are left to guess whether the new season has a reformed 'Chicago Tonight' and avoids the new politicized right-wing news talk shows that PBS offers. The station event starts with Refreshments from 6:30 to 7:00.
We will be urging attendees to read the full study at www.chicagomediaaction.org and to stand with CMA on the issues of the study. We will be done about 7:00. Maybe we will then adjourn somewhere for our own refreshments.
Travel directions are at www.wttw.com/about. Allow extra rush hour time to get to the studio at 5400 N. St. Louis, in an otherwise residential area of the Northwest Side. Someone bring a digital camera.
We apologize for the short notice. Come Wednesday if you can. And watch your email for future action plans.
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