CMA Educational Outreach This Wednesday (Sept. 22) at Channel 11

Posted by Bob - September 20, 2004 (entry 232)

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; 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 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 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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