Tuesday, May 04, 2004
C-SPAN - Great Format
I listen to C-SPAN on the radio. I think the Washington D.C. area is the only community that carries the programming through radio. The format carries the Congressional meetings, DoD and Presidential press conferences, and the morning programming is often a discussion of news articles and such with the public via e-mail and telephone calls. The programming is high end, despite decidedly non-spectacular way that it is presented. News from the same press conference when carried by other news agencies is more edited and an interpretation. I would propose that the Christian community needs a similar type of broadcast, perhaps on the Internet or perhaps on cable television. While there are many good exceptions out there, the typical televangelist is more of an infomercial. A lot of religious programming appeals to "a sense of self" rather than engage issues and community discussion. I, for one, would like to see that change.