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News You Can Use: A Senator Realizes His Dream of Press Responsibility

A Parody.

4:00 PM, Nov 18, 2010 • By PHILIP TERZIAN
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There’s a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to FOX and to MSNBC: ‘Out. Off. End. Goodbye.’ It would be a big favor to political discourse, our ability to do our work here in Congress.

News You Can Use: A Senator Realizes His Dream of Press Responsibility

       -- Sen. John D. (Jay) Rockefeller 4th (D-WV), November 17

Programming schedule for JayTV: The Network for Political Discourse

Friday November 19, 2010

8:00am-9:00am: MORNING JAY—Panel discussion featuring filmed highlights and analysis of Jay Rockefeller’s tenure as governor of West Virginia (1977-85). Jay Rockefeller, moderator.

9:00am-12:00pm: THE COMMITTEE: MORNING SESSION—Gavel-to-gavel coverage of hearings of the Senate Commerce Committee for Friday, November 17, 2010. Sen. John D. (Jay) Rockefeller 4th, chairman.

12:00pm-1:30pm: CIVIL DISCUSSION—A luncheon conversation featuring highlights of political discourse among prominent and respected figures from politics and journalism. Jay Rockefeller, moderator. Guests: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), NPR personality Diane Rehm, Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus.

1:30pm-3:00pm: THE COMMITTEE: AFTERNOON SESSION—Gavel-to-gavel coverage of hearings of the Senate Commerce Committee for Friday, November 17, 2010. Sen. John D. (Jay) Rockefeller 4th, chairman.

3:00pm-4:00pm: WITNESS TO HISTORY—An informative review and panel discussion of the Senate Commerce Committee hearings for Friday, November 17, 2010. Sen. John D. (Jay) Rockefeller 4th, moderator.

4:00pm-5:30pm: THE EARLY SHOW—Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), a delightful Frank Capra comedy/drama about a young senator who inspires Washington with his wisdom and idealism. Starring James Stewart, Claude Rains, Jean Arthur.

5:30pm-6:00pm: NO PLACE LIKE HOME—Video highlights of legislation and appropriations of particular benefit to West Virginians.

6:00pm-6:30pm: WORLD NEWS TONITE—Daily broadcast of headlines and stories of interest to Americans prepared by the Communications Department of the Democratic National Committee. Rick Sanchez, anchor.

6:30pm-7:30pm: LEGACY: THE ROBERT BYRD STORY—Video biography of West Virginia’s legendary statesman, country fiddler, and humanitarian.

7:30pm-8:30pm: LITTLE HOUSE IN THE MOUNTAINS—Dramatic series based on the early years of Jay and Sharon Percy Rockefeller in West Virginia, building a home, raising kids, and surviving against the odds. Starring Robert Pattinson, Megan Fox. 

8:30pm-9:30pm: TO CATCH A PREDATOR—Host Alan Grayson lures Republican legislators to a row house in Washington where they mistakenly believe they will meet College Republicans. 

9:30pm-10:30pm: FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE—The American President (1995), a heartwarming comedy/drama featuring the romance of a widowed president, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Sen. John D. (Jay) Rockefeller 4th (D-WV), and an environmental activist. Starring Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen.

10:30pm-11:00pm: THAT WAS THE WEEK THAT WAS—A panel discussion reviewing the week’s activities on the Senate Commerce Committee. Jay Rockefeller, moderator.

11:00pm-11:15pm: ELEVEN O’CLOCK NEWS—A genuinely fair and balanced review of the day’s events, prepared by the Public Affairs Department of the League of Women Voters. Linda Ellerbee, anchor.

11:15pm-11:30pm: YOURS FAITHFULLY—A brief video message prepared by the Communications Divisions of the American Friends Service Committee.

11:30pm: SIGN OFF

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