Press Release: University of California Television Finds a Home on San Francisco Cable (8/1/2007)

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA TELEVISION FINDS A HOME ON SAN FRANCISCO CABLE
UCSF and other UC content available every night on EATV2, Comcast Ch. 75

LA JOLLA, CA – After years of inconsistent cable availability in San Francisco, University of California Television (UCTV) has finally found a primetime home in the city on EATV2, Comcast cable channel 75. Beginning August 1, UCTV programming will air daily from 8pm until 11pm on EATV2, the educational access channel recently launched by City College of San Francisco.

UCTV is a non-commercial channel that airs programming from throughout the ten-campus UC system. UCTV offers a wide range of programs with a different content area featured each evening from 8pm until 11pm: Health and Medicine on Mondays, Science on Tuesdays, Public Affairs on Wednesdays, Variety on Thursdays, Humanities on Fridays, Art and Music on Saturdays, and Best of the Week on Sundays.

UC San Francisco provides UCTV with valuable consumer health programming frequently featured during the Monday night health and medicine line-up, and the campus’ ongoing series “Women’s Health Today,” “Mini Medical School,” and “Osher Lifelong Learning Institute” are consistently popular with UCTV’s national television and global web audiences. August highlights from UCSF include: “The Importance of Forgiveness for Health and Healing” on August 6 at 10pm; “Heart To Heart: Drug Therapy for Heart Disease” on August 13 at 8pm; “Great Discoveries: UCSF Organ Transplant Experience” on August 20 at 8pm; and “How Drugs May Be Tailored to Your Genetic Makeup” on August 27 at 8pm. All current and archived UCSF programs are listed at www.uctv.tv/sanfrancisco.

UC Berkeley is also a prolific UCTV contributor. The long-running and popular “Conversations with History” series from UC Berkeley’s Institute of International Studies airs every Friday night at 9pm and features lively and unedited interviews with distinguished figures from all over the world. August highlights include John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief of The Economist, on August 3 and His Excellency Kenneth D. Kaunda, the First President of Zambia (1964-1991), on August 24. More information on this series can be found at www.uctv.tv/cwh.

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