Saturday, November 22, 2008

L A City Council To Seize Public Cable Channels: Watch 12 minute Video

Los Angeles, CA. The Full Disclosure Network® presents an exclusive video report (12 min) on how the L. A. City Council is prepared to seize control of the public access cable channels. Having conducted almost no public debate regarding the 2007 state legislation (DIVCA) that revised and obscured the City's franchising authority and public access requirements, this video reveals the City is going to seize control of all public access channel operations on January 1, 2009.

TIME WARNER WINDFALL Under the City plan, Time Warner will apparently go unchallenged regarding the closing of all fourteen public access cable studios and channels previously required under cable franchise agreements. Instead, the city is opting that Time Warner provide only four public channels to be controlled by the government. Local public cable television producers who oppose the city's seizure of the channels are looking into to legal action to restore the 14 public channels.

Appearing in this 12 minute Video News Blog at the first and only public hearing are:

  • Councilman Tony Cardenas, Chairman Council Committee on ITA
  • David R. Hernandez, Civic Activist & Producer (http://www.savepublicaccess.wordpress.com/)
  • Morris Griffen, Community Activist & Producer
  • Devon Shane, Independent Producer
  • Leslie Dutton, Full Disclosure Network Producer & Host
  • ITA Staff members and Representative from the City Attorney’s office

NO DEDICATED CHANNELS FOR PUBLIC The City plan makes no requirement for a dedicated channel for public use. The recommendation was approved the Council Committee on Information Technology Agency & General Services (ITAGS) on Tuesday, November 11, 2008. With the apparent backing of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and after the proposal sat "in committee" for almost two years, an ITA staff member finally and publicly presented a report to Council Committee members Bernard Parks and Chairman Tony Cardenas, who appeared , in the video, to be surprised about the impending death of the public access cable channels.

The Council Committee’s action is expected to be ratified at a meeting of the full Council on Tuesday, November 25 (agenda item 16).

Please Note: The Council Hearing was scheduled with just enough notice to comply with the Open Meetings law, just before the Thanksgiving holiday while the public and the mainstream media is distracted.

At the end of the video viewers are asked to click on the link below where they can send an automated letter to each and every one of the City Council members, City Attorney, City Controller and the Mayor.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Emmy Nominated Series Online: Federal Prosecution of OC Sheriff Carona



Los Angeles, CA The Full Disclosure Network® presents the complete four-part Emmy Nominated Series "Feds Nail OC Sheriff: Justice or Abuse? " covering the Federal Prosecution of Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona online and re-released on 45 cable systems this Sunday 8-9 p.m. Monday 4-5 p.m. November 16th and 17 on L.A. Cable Channel 36. Other channels and Airtimes available here.

Parts 1-2: Entitled "Feds Target Sheriff Using Media" features an exclusive videotaped interview with Mike Carona a few days after his arraignment in Federal Court on political corruption charges. Featuring commentary from legal experts Anthony Patchett, former Special Assistant District Attorney for L. A. County, Stan Goldman, Loyola Law Professor and former Fox News Legal Editor. The entire series can be viewed by individual segments here online:


Show #505 Feds Target OC Sheriff Using The Media (Part 1)
Segment #1 [8:49 min]
Segment #2 [9:37 min]
Segment #3 [9:03 min]


Show #506 Feds Target OC Sheriff Using The Media (Part 2)
Segment #1 [10:48 min]
Segment #2 [9:49 min]
Segment #3 [6:54 min]


Parts 3-4: Entitled "Federal Sentences Terrorize Defendants" Examines the awesome challenge faced by Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona. Legal experts Jan L. Handzlik, former U.S. Prosecutor and Mark Allenbaugh, former staff attorney for the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Commission reveal the daunting task for Federal defendants to overcome the rules, tactics and procedures of Federal Prosecutions. :


Show #507 Federal Sentences Terrorize Defendants (Part 3)
Segment #1 [8:05 min]
Segment #2 [9:18 min]
Segment #3 [9:07 min]


Show #508 Federal Sentences Terrorize Defendants (Part 4)
Segment #1 [5:13 min]
Segment #2 [7:39 min]
Segment #3 [9:40 min]

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Video News Blogs On Hot Topics Move to Cable TV: Sunday & Monday

Los Angeles, CA. The Full Disclosure Network® (FDN) presents "the news behind the news" in a Special Cable TV Series featuring six short Video News Blogs covering Hot Topics, to debut on 45 cable channels starting this week end.

WATCH ON L.A. CABLE CHANNEL 36
Nov 2nd Sunday 8-9 p.m. Part 1-2
Nov 3rd Monday 4-5 p.m. Part 1-2

WATCH NOW ONLINE

The series features national and local authorities who hold strong opinions on the issues addressed and in which they are directly involved and knowledgeable.

David Hernandez, Civic Activist, S F Chamber
Bill Rosendahl, L. A. Council, Frmr Cable Exec.
David Brewer, Superintendent L.A.U.S.D.
Monica Garcia, Pres. L A Unified Board of Ed
Guy Mahula, Chief Exec Facilities Division, LAUSD

George Buzzetti, Los Angeles City Activist
Keith Richman, Former Calif State Assemblyman
Geri Ann Hazlet, Superior Court of L.A.
Sandi Gibbons, Spokesman Office of L.A.D.A.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Ed Reyes and Jose Huizar, L.A. City Councilmen
Kevin DeLeon, California State Assemblyman
Gloria Molina, L.A. County Supervisor
Gabrieleno-Tongva Tribal Council Leaders
Althea Shaw, Aunt of murder victim Jamiel Shaw Jr.
Steve Ipsen President, Assn. of Deputy District Attorneys

The Full Disclosure Network® has been produced by twice nominated, Emmy Award winning host Leslie Dutton and Producer T. J. Johnston. In 2002 the Full Disclosure® special series "L. A.’s War Against Terrorism" was recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a local Emmy Award for a public affairs, informational series. Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.