Press Release: UCTV Airs All Summer Long in San Francisco (5/18/2004)

UCTV Airs All Summer Long in San Francisco
Tune in Every Weekday to Comcast Channel 27

San Diego, CA, May 18, 2004 -- Take a much needed summer vacation from mindless re-runs and shouting pundits and tune in to enriching and informative television from University of California Television (UCTV) on San Francisco's educational access channel 27 (Comcast). Every weekday from 1:00PM to Midnight (Wednesdays until 8:00PM) beginning May 24, San Francisco basic cable subscribers can enjoy interviews, lectures, documentaries, and performances from all the UC campuses and affiliated institutions, covering subjects such as health and medicine, science, public affairs, and the arts.

With programs such as UC San Francisco's "Mini Medical School" series to UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism's "Media at War" conference, it is obvious that the Bay Area is home to two of the UC system's most renowned campuses. With UCTV's expanded summer broadcast schedule on channel 27, San Franciscans can now take part in this unique television experience. Here are just a few of June's highlights from the active Berkeley campus:

"Berkeley Symposium on Same Sex Marriage" -- Hear from leading voices and forces from the different sides of this major public policy debate. The two-part program airs at 10:00PM on Thursday, June 10 and Thursday, June 17.

"Conversations With History" -- This long-running series, featuring host Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies, airs every Friday at 9:00PM. June's guests include former Bush speechwriter David Frum (June 4), face-reading expert Paul Ekman (June 11), and social scientist Chalmers Johnson (June 25).

"Selling Out the First Amendment: The Collision of News, Entertainment and Politics" -- This program features John Carroll, editor and executive vice president of The Los Angeles Times, and Michael Krasny, host of KQED-FM's Forum. Airs Wednesday, June 9 at 7:00PM.

"What Do We Do about Failed States and Rogue States and How Do We Do It?" -- Statesmen and analysts from Norway, Sweden, and the U.S. reflect on alternative approaches for dealing with the dangers of failed and rogue states. Airs Wednesday, June 30 at 5:00PM.

"CNS News: What If..." -- This program explores the question "what if their dreams came true?" through profiles of a French Muslim girl, a family in rural Argentina, a Native American disc jockey, factory workers in Buenos Aires, and a Mexican-American restauranteur. Airs Wednesday, June 23 at 6:00PM.

The expanded broadcast schedule on channel 27 allows local viewers access to the full range of UCTV's content.

Monday
8pm-11pm
Tuesday
8pm-11pm
Wednesday
5pm-8pm
Thursday
8pm-11pm
Friday
1pm-4pm
Friday
8pm-11pm
Health & MedicineSciencePublic AffairsVariety/mixArt & MusicHumanities

Detailed program schedule, show descriptions and more are available at www.uctv.tv

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