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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 LETHBRIDQE HERALD Saturday, February 9, 1974 TV license renewal consideration Brief asks strict conditions on CBC TV highlights The Committee on Television, a group of professionals in broadcasting, publishing and education, backed by 63 leading Canadians, has asked the Canadian Radio-Television Commission to attach strict conditions to the renewal of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's English television network license. The Committee has suggested that the CRTC permit the CBC to continue operating only on the promise of improved performance and significant internal reorganization. On Feb. 18, in Ottawa, the CBC will re-apply for its license. At thai time the Committee on Television will present a 187-page brief which criticizes the CBC and offers suggestions for major changes. The Committee condemns the CBC for inadequate programming and bureaucratic paralysis. "CBC English-language it says, "stands as a testament to a missed opportunity." While conceding a few noteworthy achievements, the Committee's brief says that "over the years first-rate programs have become fewer and further between and are now increasingly conspicuous by absence." The Committee argues that the CBC is out of touch with recent and encouraging developments in the arts, such as theatre, literature, and film. The Committee asks the CRTC to take a more active role in the CBC's future: "The CBC is incapable of generating the necessary internal reforms without a stringent set of conditions being attached to its license by the CRTC. The present hearings on the renewal of the CBC's license provide by law the occasion for such an intervention. The onus of responsibility for implementing any prescription for improvement falls on the CRTC." The Committee recommends that the CBC be split into two parts. One will operate the physical plant and facilities (the Service and the other will provide the programs (the Program "The Program Corporation will be devoted entirely to programming. Its president, vice-presidents and so on will be experienced programmers and will be judged entirely as such The Program Corporation will thus present itself coherently to Parliament and public. It will be in a position to ask that it be judged on its program alone." In this way, the Committee argues, the CBC will have the opportunity to clarify its goals and priorities and overcome the bureaucratic paralysis which, the Committee says, has brought it to its present unhealthy state. Moreover, the change will mean that the crucial decisions on programs will be made by programmers. The Service Establishment will become part of an existing government structure, possibly the department of communications. The brief also makes other suggestions for changes in the CBC English network: Complete revision of the commercial policy which will make programming master of advertising rather than its servant, possibly following European models. Actors leave for Australia STRATFORD, Ont. (CP) Actors from the Stratford Festival Theatre left yesterday on a four-city tour of Australia. The company, headed by- William Hutt, will present its new production of Moliere's the Imaginary Invalid. Open Sunday, February 10, 1974, p.m. 2904 South Parluidf Drive Lethbridgt, Large with such features as double: garage, brand new carpets, etc. For only Your JIM 328-8204. BtB.C. 424 2435 7th Avenue A North Lethbridge, Alberta sq. ft. of luxurious living, open hearth fireplace, 'garage. Reduced to Your Host LES MARTIN ._ 328-2464, M.LS. 401 Normandy Road Lethbridat, Alberta Large executive home with many exciting extras Open beamed-ceiling, feature stone wall over 1.300 sq. ft. of luxury living. 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CRIME DRAMA: The Collaborators, 9 p.m., Ch. 7. Time is running out for a kidnap victim as officials search frantically for clues. DOCUMENTARY: Window on the World, 10 p.m., Ch. 13. A repeat of the program on nationalism which pre-empts W5. MOVIE DRAMA: "The 12 midnight, Ch. 7. A beach photographer's perfect method of spotting every pretty girl in town. MONDAY MUSICAL COMEDY: "Wild On the 1 p.m., Ch. 13. A coed opens her Malibu home to Sonny and Cher and the Astronauts. Hearing welcome EDMONTON (CP) E. W. King, president of Northwestern Utilities Ltd., said Friday the company welcomes the opportunity to present its case before the Alberta Public Utilities Board. He was commenting on a board announcement that utility rates charged by the company will be examined at hearings this year. The hearings will deal with Northwestern Utilities' rate base, will attempt to find a fair return on the rate base and will fix just and reasonable rates. "Northwestern has not had an increase in natural gas rates for 15 Mr. King said. SATURDAY NIGHT Bugs Bunny NHL Singalona Jubilee Movie: Rio Conchos News Provincial Affairs News Machine 1200 Movie: Return to Paradise SUNDAY Niven Miller 9 00 Oral Roberts N.F.B Happy Hour Bible Club Faith For Today Cross Roads Puckett's General Store Claire Olson 1200 Spiderman 12-30 Implications District 7 Country Canada Reach for the Top 30 Wildlife unlimited 300 It's Your World 3-30 Sunday. Hour 4 00 Youth Confrontation 4-30 Arts "74 Music to See 5 30 The Irish Rovers Disney Beachcombers Waltons Dick Van Dyke The Collaborators Market Place Present Tense News Nations Business News Sunday Hour Movie: Girl Getters MONDAY Pinnochio Secrets ot the Kitchen Farm and City Today The Wizard of Oz Mon Giant Uncle Bobby 8 30 Ed Allen Polka Dot Door New Horizons Alberta Schools Mr Dress Up Sesame Street Dale Harney Show Truth or Consequences Lets Make a Deal General Hospital Our Town Take 30 Wight 4-00 Family Court 4-30 Drop In Hollywood Squares PEPSI COLA'S RADIO AND TV LISTINGS Programs are listed by the Radio and Televison Stations. Any variation in program schedule is due to last-minute changes by the stations and is not the responsibility of The Lethbridge Herald. CHEC CFCN-TV Lethbridge Channel 13 (Cablevision Ch. 4) SATURDAY NIGHT 6 00 News 6-10 Oil Report Kingo Bingo Banjo Parlour Police Surgeon Starlost Everything Goes 11 25 News News Know Your Sports 1200 Double Bill: 1. Carpetbaggers 6-00 2 Casanova (Part 4) SUNDAY 700 8 25 Thought for Day University of Air 9'00 Day of Discovery To You With Love