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Program Information
Half-hour Special on the Pacifica Crisis
Norman Solomon, Aileen Alfandary, Maudelle Shirek
 Phillip Babich  Contact Contributor
July 26, 1999, 1:07 p.m.
See note below.
Producer: Phillip Babich
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"Network in Jeopardy: Pacifica and Community Radio" --
that's the title of this special co-production of the National Radio
Project and the Institute for Public Accuracy. On this 29-minute
program, we take a look at the community radio crisis spawned by the
staff lock-out at Pacifica Radio station KPFA. This program will
feature a discussion centered on the implications of the struggle over
Pacifica -- what it means for community radio stations and what
Pacifica's acts of censorship portend for journalism and progressive

Syndicated columnist Norman Solomon hosts with guests
Aileen Alfandary, co-director of the KPFA news department, and
Maudelle Shirek, vice mayor of the City of Berkeley, California. Also,
you'll hear from author Matthew Lasar, who wrote a book on the
history of Pacifica, in a feature by KPFA reporter Aimee Pomerleau.
She interviews members of the KPFA community in a background
report on the Pacifica controversy. And, producer Phillip Babich
speaks with KPFA broadcaster Dennis Bernstein about what happened
the day that Pacifica management pulled the KPFA Evening News off
the air mid-sentence.

The National Radio Project produces the public-affairs
program "Making Contact" which airs on over 150 stations in the U.S.,
Canada and South Africa. The Institute for Public Accuracy is a
nationwide consortium of policy researchers. This show originated in
Oakland, California, and was uplinked to the Public Radio Satellite
from KQED-FM in San Francisco.

It is suggested that stations broadcast this program no later
than Friday, July 30, 1999. For more information call the National
Radio Project at any of the following numbers starting with first on the

Laura Livoti -- (510) 251-1332
Phillip Babich -- (510) 251-1501
Peggy Law -- (650) 851-7256

Thank you in advance to stations that decide to air this
program and to any radio producers who sacrificed air-time.

This program will be available in MPEG format (broadcast quality)
July 26, 1999 by 11am West Coast time at:
We will also send a broadcast quality cassette of the program free to
all non-commercial stations that request it.

Satellite information:

Program ID: 99-000-01585
Title: "Network in Jeopardy: Pacifica and Community Radio"
Feed Time: July 26, 1999 at 13:00 ET
Channel: A731 M
Length: 29 minutes
Mode: Mono

Host: Norman Solomon; Producer: Phillip Babich; Associate Producer:
Laura Livoti; Production Assistance: Stephanie Welch, Aimee
Pomerleau, Shereen Meraji and Eric Hamako; Technical Assistance:
Maria Gillardin and Lisa Rudman.

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