On October 23, 2004, Walter Cronkite was in Santa Barbara to receive the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s Distinguished Peace Award. Sam Donaldson,
a veteran and respected journalist with ABC, interviewed Cronkite at
the 21st Annual Evening for Peace event. The program was recorded by UCSB.
The Santa Barbara Channels is pleased to replay this hour long interview for local citizens on Channel 21.
“Cronkite was respected for his journalistic integrity and courage to address controversial topics,” commented Hap Freund,
Executive Director. “Thanks to UCSB and to the Nuclear Age Peace
Foundation, we have this great interview available in our archives to
offer again to our community as a way to celebrate and remember his
life and his values.”
A Conversation with Walter Cronkite will air on Channel 21 beginning Tuesday, July 21st at 10:35 PM.
Other air dates this week include: Wednesday, July 22nd at 5:00 PM Thursday, July 23rd at 11:50 AM Friday, July 25th at Noon and again at 8:30 PM Saturday, July 25 25th at 6:35 AM and 7 PM Sunday, July 26th 2:15 PM
Additional air times will be scheduled over the next few weeks. Check the Channel 21 Schedule for those dates and times.
As Santa Barbara braces for big cuts in public schools and social programs, and other local governments struggle to balance their budgets, political reform advocates argue it's time to change the way California operates. Many say Proposition 13 is the place to start.
Since its passage in 1978, the Prop. 13 property tax cut initiative has transformed the economic and political landscape of our state. Supporters assert it has protected residential property owners from being taxed out of their homes and that it has produced stability and certainty in property tax rates for businesses. Critics claim it has caused severe damage to the state's education system and ripped political power away from local governments and handed it to lawmakers in Sacramento.
The Santa Barbara Channels’ Real Talk: A Santa Barbara Forum series will record a one-hour special examining the pros and cons of Prop. 13 on Wednesday, July 22. The program will also explore underlying causes of the state’s financial crisis and the new effort to radically restructure government in California. Joe Armendariz, a current Carpinteria City Council member and Executive Director of the Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association, and Susan Rose, former Santa Barbara County Supervisor, will face off in what promises to be a spirited discussion. Jerry Roberts, Publications Director at UCSB, and formerly Executive Editor of the Santa Barbara News-Press and Managing Editor of The San Francisco Chronicle, will be the host and moderator.
Real Talk will look at several questions, including:
Should Prop. 13 be changed to allow a different tax rate for commercial and residential property?
Should Prop. 13's two-thirds requirement for new taxes be relaxed?
Does Prop. 13 put too much power in the hands of Sacramento politicians?
What can be done to repair the dysfunction of state government?
How does all this affect Santa Barbara taxpayers, parents and voters?
For the first time, a studio audience, limited to 20 people, is invited to participate and ask questions. Those interested in being part of the studio discussion may contact Hap Freund. E-mailed questions will also be considered firstname.lastname@example.org.
Real Talk airs on Channel 21 Sundays at 7 pm, Mondays at12 noon and 8:30 pm, Wednesdays at 12 midnight and 5 pm, and Fridays at 12 noon and 8:30 pm.
The Santa Barbara Channels invites you to a very special Open House—just for nonprofits!
We’ve moved into a great new facility at 7000 Hollister in Goleta with state-of-the-art equipment, a large studio that can accommodate an audience of 50, and a terrific, professional staff. We want to show you our new home and explore the possibilities of working with your organization.
Our media network not only brings Channels 17 and 21 to 80% of homes in the Santa Barbara area, but also provides video on the web. We can produce short videos and PSAs, cover events, and coach you on benefiting from new media tools like Twitter, Facebook, and blogs.
Through several grants the Santa Barbara Channels is able to offer special services specificallyfor the unique needs of nonprofits. Our Nonprofit Spotlight series is just one example. We're also available to produce affordable short documentaries, perfect for fundraising or branding. Our Green Screen services help you produce short promos or PSAs that air on TV and are uploaded to sbchannels.net, so you can link the video to your website or e-mail the video to your constituents.
Visiting our new facility will inspire you to think creatively about getting your message and events out to a wider audience. You may want to host a special event, town hall, or important speaker right in our studio with an audience, and maybe even take live calls or e-mails. You’ll reach thousands of viewers who may know nothing about your organization.
The economy is a challenge for all of us. Now, more than ever, you need to maximize your resources to let people know who you are and how important your work is. We’re here to help.
Open House Schedule Tuesday, July 21, 10 am Thursday, July 23, 2 pm Tuesday, August 4, 10 am Thursday, August 6, 2 pm
Please contact Silvia Rodriguez to confirm your place and let us know which Open House you will attend. Space is limited and reservations are required.
Twitter, Tweets & Tweeps FREE Social Networking Workshop for Nonprofits At The Santa Barbara Channels Community Media Network 7000 Hollister Avenue, Goleta
Friday, July 24 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Workshop: 11 am-12 noon Studio tours, Q&A, networking, and refreshments before and after workshop
As witnessed from the recent demonstrations in Iran, Twitter has incredible potential to motivate people for social causes. Learn how to harness this enthusiasm to promote your organization, and ‘tweet’ your way to more visibility. In this workshop you will gain the tools you’ll need to get more ‘tweeps’ and make the microblogging experience easier. Even if you’re new to the social media world, you’ll get in the know and will be using apps and buzzwords before you know it. We’ll also brainstorm together on how to use Twitter more effectively for our groups.
An estimated 200 people filled the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Library on June 17th. The standing room only crowd heard five media experts discuss the future of journalism. Now TV viewers can watch the complete forum in their living rooms on The Santa Barbara Channels, Channel 21.
The high-powered panel featured a slate of knowledgeable and entertaining experts: James Rainey, the L. A. Times media reporter; Nick Welsh, executive editor of The Santa Barbara Independent; Susan Paterno, professor of Journalism at Chapman University; Jerry Roberts, formerly of the San Francisco Chronicle and the SB News-Press and more recently the creator of an online political blog, CalBuzz; and Dick Flacks, retired UCSB sociology professor. Local media blogger Craig Smith moderated the fast-paced discussion.
And what IS the future of journalism? The speakers discussed how rapidly it’s changing and how it’s a fertile ground for innovation. They shared their concern about whether the new media models could support the watchdog and investigative functions we expect from traditional print journalists. They agreed that the old business model is broken, but no one has figured out how to “monetize” web news yet, and people still want the content newspapers provide.
“This is a timely and probing program, one that has both local and national implications,” Hap Freund, Executive Director of The Santa Barbara Channels, commented. “We’re thrilled to be able to expand the audience beyond the 200 people in attendance at the event so the whole community can participate in thinking about these issues.”
The program is scheduled to air on The Santa Barbara Channels, Channel 21 on:
Thursday, July 9 at 4:30 PM Saturday, July 11 at 1:30 PM and 8:30 PM Sunday, July 12th at 5:10 PM Tuesday, July 14th at 11 AM and 9:30 PM Wednesday, July 15 at 7:30 PM Thursday, July 16 at 5:10 PM Saturday, July 18 at 5 PM.