Maine Public Broadcasting eyeing legislative TV channel

By Dru Sefton

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is considering a six-month pilot of an over-the-air channel covering the state legislature, premiering perhaps as early as February 2013. Programming would include daily Maine House and Senate proceedings as well as select committee hearings and press conferences. MPBN President Mark Vogelzang said in the announcement that the State House Channel “would, for the first time, provide open access to public policy debate and the decision-making process of our state government” to all citizens. MPBN’s Board of Trustees and Maine’s Legislative Council must approve the proposal before launch.

UPDATE: The channel was approved on Jan. 29, 2013.

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