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Wed Mar 25, 2015, 06:26 PM

To C-span or not to C-span?

Itís tempting to quit watching. Much as I prefer to stay informed without any media filter, my peace of mind takes a hit way too often. As a senior citizen and member of the disabled community, the unrelenting GOP threats to Medicare and Social Security are just damned painful.

But Iíll probably keep watching, because on some level itís preferable to know where the attacks are coming from rather than waiting to get mugged in the dark. That said, it would be nice if just once Republicans said something other than ďfuck youĒ to senior citizens.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 07:27 PM

1. I used to be a faithful watcher. Not any more.

I got tired of all the republican guests and coverage of conservative conferences. I rarely saw any democratic events being covered. I used to watch "Booknotes" every Sunday when Brian Lamb was on. That was years ago, though. The show that replaced it is dullsville.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 07:34 PM

2. It's all Heritage Fnd., RW guests & stink tank speakers, can't do it anymore. Paltry booknotes.

When we found FSTV, the Free Speech TV Network it was like the skies parted with Thom Hartmann's daily program, Amy Goodman, documentaries.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 09:27 PM

4. A faithful freespeech TV watcher here also!

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Response to rurallib (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 09:37 PM

5. It's a Godsend for sure! 3 years now on Dish. How do you get it? Nice to meet you rurallib-

Wish more people knew about it, I try but many are locked into their internet, TV & phone carriers.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 09:41 PM

6. we get it on DISH

we were visiting my daughter and SIL and they had just gotten a DISH upgrade. We danced around the dial and I came across this show of a woman squatting in a tree to keep it from getting cut down. Went back home and got DISH upgrade the next day.

That was @12 years ago.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 09:52 PM

7. Great, wish I'd known years ago. One happy caller told Thom she found it by accident when she

dropped the remote and it went to the channel, lucky-

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 08:07 PM

3. The GOP is horrible, wanting vital social programs cut, brutes. Sen. Sanders has an excellent

e-newsletter that we subscribe to. It often has news of these issues and veteran matters. Maybe you have it. Thom Hartmann has him as a guest to answer callers questions on Fridays, 'Brunch with Bernie', 12-3 PM, ET online, radio and on the (FSTV) Free Speech TV network on Dish, Direct and some cable carriers. It's heartening to hear him try to help and direct as much as he can seniors, vets, others with medical problems, esp. in more rural areas. He even tells some to contact his office for assistance. What our country has come to is shameful. Best of luck. ~ Visit the Free Speech TV website, freespeech.org, for info. on how to listen or watch their programs.

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