Press Release: UCTV On Prime-Time in Santa Barbara (3/12/2003)

UCTV On Prime-Time in Santa Barbara

Educational Programming from the University of California Every Night of the Week On Santa Barbara Community Access Channel 21

LA JOLLA, March 12 - Beginning April 1, Santa Barbara residents can enjoy UCTV every night of the week from 8:00pm to midnight on Santa Barbara Community Access Channel 21, available on Cox Communication’s basic cable tier. Viewers can also see the channel every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am to noon.

Prior to April 1, UCTV aired on Channel 21 at various times and days throughout the week. With this shift to a consistent, prime-time schedule seven days a week, more Santa Barbara residents will be able to view the variety of enriching educational programming that emerges from UC Santa Barbara and the many UC campuses and affiliated institutions.

UC Santa Barbara is a prolific contributor of programming to UCTV and the month of April is no exception. Some UCSB highlights for the month include: "Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia" (April 4, 9:00pm); "To The Best Of His Ability: The Reagan Presidency" (April 9, 10:00pm); "An Afternoon With The Writer: Sebastian Junger" (April 13, 8:00pm); "Executing Justice: Gerry Spence and Judge Alex Kozinski Debate The Death Penalty" (April 23, 8:00pm); and "Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered" (April 25, 10:00pm). Complete program schedules and descriptions can be accessed at

UCTV features a different thematic focus every night from Monday through Saturday beginning at 8:00pm, while Sundays feature "best of the week" programming all day. Monday nights cover the latest developments in Health & Medicine, while Tuesdays feature the best in Science programming from genetic research to ocean sciences. Public Affairs issues are the focus on Wednesday evenings, keeping viewers current with informative discussions about Iraq, the economy, and beyond. Thursdays showcase a balanced variety of programming, while Fridays take on the Humanities with issues ranging from education to national security. Finally, Saturdays top off the week with the best in entertaining Arts and Music.

UCTV can be seen in over 10 million households nationwide and can be viewed via the following:

  • Direct Broadcast Satellite: nationwide, on Dish Network Channel 9412

  • Cable TV: Channel 21 (Cox) in Santa Barbara and limited cable throughout California (see for details)

  • Internet: live webcast and subsequent "video-on-demand" streaming video at

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