Monday, June 11, 2012

So Where’s the Debate Video?

Ken O’Brien

UPDATE: 5:40 pm. The town council debate is now on the cable schedule for tonight on channel 12 at 9 pm and again at 10:30 pm.
The school committee debate is scheduled for 9:30 pm on channel 11.

Schedules for tomorrow’s repeats of the debates can be found here for the school committee and here for the town council.
On the calendar, click on the date you want to see.



Okay. So the debates featuring candidates for town council and school committee (at least most of them excepting most incumbents) were Saturday afternoon.

It’s now after 4 pm on Monday, following the listed closing hours for the Southbridge Cable TV office. No replay of the debates is shown for anytime today or tomorrow on any of the public info cable TV channel schedules on the town’s website.

What’s the problem? In my opinion Zotos would have had it up by now.

29 comments:

  1. What did Southbridge Cable TV say when you called to ask why its not up yet?

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    1. I didn’t call because I was waiting until after 4 pm to see the schedule.
      A current councilor who did call was told they’d try to get it up today. When the councilor called back again they were unable to get anybody who could answer the question.

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    2. Oh, I figured since you made a blog post about it, that you actually called yourself. Guess not.

      Thanks for answering my question! Great blog, Ken!

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    3. Thanks. I'm sorry if anybody feels that I jumped the gun.

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  2. Zotos says, thie debates are pubic not gov.
    And should play on 13
    Everyone involved should have been involved
    In when they played
    There is bo reason the meetings were not burned live
    And aired sat.
    Please everyone involved demand repeat showing on the public channel no 12
    Where the candidates that didnt show are making
    Big speeches and the publicis told to be quiet
    This is why we have ro go non profit and take back
    Public tv as we've known it all these years
    Call your council and demand public input and please
    Play the debates!!!

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  3. somethings up thereJune 11, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Ken , you want to know where the debate videos are clark put them in Denises Trash CAN!

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  4. so i'm sure we all just tuned in to see......tah dah..."the disk is dirty." WHEN CAN WE SEE THE DEBATE ALREADY!!??

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    1. Hey, Paul, can you go bail them out?

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    2. Thanks Chrissy for bringing in superstars to fix things.

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    3. let's all go to http://www.facebook.com/SouthbridgeTV
      and give them a like. It's clear they deserve it (if you like Clemence and Spinjelly, the no shows).

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    4. Camera “HOGS” should always be Classified as being “DIRTY”!

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    5. OMG it's on. Only an hour late. Let's see if it lasts.

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  5. does anybody know when the un-edited version of the debate will air? you know....so we can actually hear their FULL answers....who edited this thing helen keller? seems like most of dennis' and steve's answers were severely shortened

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  6. Why would you edit a debate? Isn't the whole point of a cable access show to SHOW what went down? Does that mean they edited Spinelli and Clemence out of the debate and they were actually there? Does this mean they can be edited out of the election? Gee I am so confused...........

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  7. Is the debate that Amelia has in it's entirety? I haven't had a chance to check yet.

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    1. I've checked only one small portion of the council debate that I know was missing and it is in this copy. I haven't had time to watch either in their entirety.

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    2. Theres a School Committee tonight..why dont one of you go down to the station tonight and give them a piece of your mind? That way you can learn exactly whats going on.

      You'll either be right, or be proved horribly wrong and look like a fool for posting borderline slanderous accusations about someone.

      I would call or visit!

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    3. I watched the rebroadcast of the town council debate last night after it eventually came on. I know that there was a skip when Martinek was explaining why his online copy of the budget was off center. I also know that portion is present and uninterrupted in Amelia's copy because I checked for it.
      Since I didn't record last night's broadcast I rely on my own observation. Others have referenced other issues. If anybody did record it, I'd love to hear from them.

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  8. Do you think there could be another reason why there are a few random minutes missing? Or is the only possibility to you people some sort of conspiracy?

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    1. There are all kinds of possibilities - I just wonder why there were discrepancies. It's up to people to draw their own conclusions.

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    2. The latest word I've gotten is that the disc that was broadcast last night had a technical flaw and that a new one is being burned for tonight.

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  9. Ken u wud like 2 hear only frum others cuz u kno if u call da station u wil luuk like a dummie!

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    1. You're entitled to your own opinion.

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  10. hahaha luuk at da facebuk..wow u werr so rongg!! u guyz r crayzee!

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  11. "busta".....did you just say someone else looks like a dummy? i really hope you 2nd grade spelling skills are done on purpose to look "hip"....or else you should retract that statement.

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  12. Hi, everyone,

    Yesterday afternoon, I had the chance to speak with Mike Montigny at Southbridge Cable. Although I've yet to meet him in person, I had called to speak with him about the problems with the re-run of this past weekend's Town Council debate, that "appeared" to be altered.

    I've been involved in technology sales, both hardware and software, for over 18 years, so I do know a little something about tech issues.

    Sometimes you just get a really good vibe from someone, and often times, you can tell when someone is outright lying to you.

    Rest assured, this young man is telling the truth. He didn't doctor or edit anything. What happened to him happens all the time. The fact that Amelia got a clean copy earlier proves that, and this man, who teaches special needs students at Wells, was not able to get the problem corrected in time.

    Like myself, he does have a full time job, and has promised to try to have the right, clean version up tonight.

    Please, give him the benefit of the doubt. I like Paul, and he's a friend, but we shouldn't take it out on someone that is trying to do a good job, and had nothing to do with the awful way that Zotos was forced to leave.

    Dennis

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