neither rare nor well done

Dave Long dl@silcom.com
Wed, 20 Mar 2002 14:58:49 -0800


> For example, CBC-TV policy does not permit advertising during
> children's shows, during the first half of the National News (the
> second half is a news magazine) or during it's investigative
> journalism shows, but CanWest is pumping out a disinformation campaign
> inflating the "cost to taxpayers" of the television network, begging
> for further cuts to the Corporation budget, insisting the CBC could
> pick up the slack through "corporate donations" and selling ad space
> in those "unsold" areas.  

I have heard that in the more
innocent times of the medium,
the BBC would report the news
at 6:00, then switch to music
after they were done with the
day's events; a slow news day
might mean music by 6:10.

To what extent does "content"
expand to fill in the spaces
between already sold slots?

-Dave