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2:20 am
Tue January 22, 2008

Shop Talk

January 22, 2008 – The panelists take a look at the financial challenges facing WTVP, which is the public television station in Peoria. The station borrowed money seven years ago to buy new equipment and move into new facilities. Bank of America has now notified WTVP that it will not renew its letter of credit, even though the station has never missed a payment.

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11:39 am
Tue January 15, 2008

Shop Talk

January 15, 2008 – The panelists talk about mistakes made in the rush to be the first with the story. Recent examples from the world of sports are cited.

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2:18 am
Tue January 8, 2008

Shop Talk

January 8, 2008 – The panelists talk about coverage of some big stories from the past couple weeks. The period around Christmas and New Year's is usually slow in the news business, but that was not the case this year.

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2:04 am
Tue December 18, 2007

Shop Talk

December 18, 2007 – The panelists talk about the Museum of Broadcast Communications' list of the 125 most unforgettable political moments in broadcast history.

The museum surveyed a panel of experts. The top choice was coverage of the assassination and funeral of President John F. Kennedy. Second on the list was coverage of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and the first Kennedy-Nixon debate was third.

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3:33 am
Tue December 11, 2007

Shop Talk

December 11, 2007 – The panelists discuss a vote by a US Senate panel to allow all public US Supreme Court proceedings to be televised. Supporters say the public would benefit from seeing the court at work. Opponents say the plan could create a circus atmosphere in the nation's highest court.

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