29 May 2009

Legislature 2009: PBS

The ongoing extended session served as a forum for some lawmakers to decry the handling of one of Public Broadcasting two television channels by the cable provider that serves much of northern West Virginia.

As The Charleston Gazette reports, Comcast began carrying the channel as digital-only last month.

"(B)asic-cable customers in the northern part of the state and the panhandles lost access to the station," the article said. "They could only watch it if they upgraded their cable package or got a digital converter box. Now, some legislators are asking Gov. Joe Manchin to address the issue in the special session that starts when the Legislature finishes the state budget. "

Others with coverage include The Journal of Martinsburg, the Charleston Daily Mail, The State Journal and Public Broadcasting itself, which also offers audio.

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