• True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto appeared on public radio’s To the Best of Our Knowledge, and his dishing about the show’s upcoming second season became hot news picked up by several other outlets. Pizzolatto revealed that the next season of the dark, much-buzzed-about HBO drama will take place in California and feature three leads. Variety ran with the scoop, as did MTV News and Entertainment Weekly.
• Detroit Public Television is again providing wall-to-wall coverage of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference. More than 1,600 business, political and academic leaders will turn out for the three-day event. This year, online viewers may participate in two moderated OVEE chats, in collaboration with PBS Newshour. The first is 4:45-5:20 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday during an appearance by Detroit Mayor Mike Dugan, then at 9:40 a.m. Friday with the city’s emergency financial manager, Kevyn Orr.
• The FCC has yet to release the complete text of its its Report and Order on the upcoming spectrum auctions, reports TV Technology. The commission adopted rules May 15 governing the mid-2015 auctions. Hints to what the R&O may contain, TV Tech notes, could be in statements released by commissioners following that vote. Several addressed methodology that will be used for repacking.
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