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SLU hosts screening of "Mrs. Goldberg" documentary

She won the first "Best Actress" Emmy Award, garnered a Tony Award and was a broadcasting pioneer. Gertrude Berg is credited with inventing the first television sitcom in 1949. She was principal writer and star of "The Goldbergs", a popular radio and TV show in the 1940's and 50's. Todd Moe talks with filmmaker Aviva Kempner, whose work investigates non-stereotypical images of Jews in history and celebrates the under known stories of Jewish heroes. Kempner says Berg was the Oprah of her day, but many of her contributions to show business have been forgotten. Aviva Kempner will host a screening of the documentary film "Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg," at St. Lawrence University tonight at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of Hepburn Hall. Free admission.  Go to full article

Comparing ?community? and ?public? radio

Ginny Berson, vice president of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, is in the North Country this week. Her radio roots go back to Pacifica Radio. Now she advocates for a broad alliance of community-based radio stations and producers. She talks with Martha Foley about similarities and differences between public and community radio.  Go to full article

NCPR, gospel station in talks over Lake Placid frequency

North Country Public Radio and a gospel broadcaster based in Rennselaer County may be close to settling an ongoing dispute over a Lake Placid radio frequency. The two stations had filed applications for the same Lake Placid frequency, 91.7 fm, during a rare window the Federal Communications Commission opened last fall for non-commercial broadcasters. NCPR has been broadcasting on 91.7 fm with a lower-power translator for more than 20 years. But it was the only possible frequency the FCC made available in Lake Placid. As Chris Knight reports, Northeast Gospel Broadcasting and North Country Public Radio are trying to meet a deadline imposed by the FCC.  Go to full article
MLPBS tower collapsed in April
MLPBS tower collapsed in April

Helicopters lift material for PBS tower on Lyon Mt.

Helicopters are flying this week over Lyon Mountain in Clinton County. They're rebuilding the massive broadcast tower owned by Mountain Lake Public Television, based in Plattsburgh. A spring storm knocked out the station's main broadcasting signal. Brian Mann has this update.  Go to full article

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