'Legislative Week In Review' Bids Adieu

Ash over at Ashvegas tells us:

"Legislative Week in Review" was our favorite. We love politics, and we think that keeping tabs on our elected officials is extremely important. But tracking the doings in Raleigh is difficult if you don't live there. Leg Week would run down the political shake-and-bakes, bring us video from the state House or Senate floor, and provide feature stories on hot topics. There was even a newspaper reporter roundtable every week, where the print geeks would talk about what happened. Never flashy or filled with hype, it was simply C-SPAN for us Tar Heels."

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damn...

i love those shows.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

I love them too.

UNC-TV has a love-hate relationship with state politics and news. They know it's the only kind of programming they offer that is unique, but claim they don't have the budget to sustain it. Yet they're happy to invest in buying British sit-coms in order to meet their goal of attracting a bigger audience.

I used to work there and I've never been able to understand the rationale behind some of their decisions.

Legislative shows

might have a small audience, but look at how a small audience kept Sci-Fi shows like Quantum Leap and X-files on the air.

Should we start a letter writing campaign about Legislative Week in Review?

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

We should

But the focus should be broader than Leg Week so it can carry through the year and cover committee work, Congressional races, citizen initiatives and more.

Right now, the only thing close is NC Spin which often feels like a sideshow for the Puppetmaster.