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Victor Edward Swanson,


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- - - T.H.A.T., Edition No. 57 - - -

    Special publisher announcement: Before I give you the material that makes up this edition of T.H.A.T., I announce that section one of my document entitled THOUGHTS AND PIECES OF LOGIC for the individual woman and the individual man has been updated and contains a new quotation from Barney Frank, who made a not-to-be-missed comment on The Joe Scarborough Show (of MSNBC) on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 (on this date, he was the chairman of the Committee of Financial Services of the U.S. House of Representatives and was supposed to watch over the workings of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, which were the underlying cause of  the financial crisis of 2008), and the quotation notes what the underlying cause was (from the mouth of this Democrat), and it wraps up the logic puzzle of mine that shows what the cause was.  In addition, I have updated Political Lessons for the Individual Woman and the Individual Man in the United States of America, which shows even more information that Barack Obama dislikes what the United States of America is and has been and shows Barack Obama will hurt the individual in the United States of America (I provide more statements made by Barack Obama).

    So, 2009 has arrived, and it should be interesting to see how television changes over the next few years.  It has already been changing in, really, a superficial way for some time--the analog-to-digital transition has been on since the late 1990s, and it will take at least several more years to officially complete the transition (low-power television stations are going to be able to broadcast in analog form for some years yet).  Since the 1970s, television has become more and more unlikeable, and it should be interesting how much more unlikeable and unfriendly things get on the air over the next few years.  The news units of the main broadcast networks and their associated media outlets related to news have already passed over the barrier between being unbiased and being biased--ending up in the biased region (for more on the subject, you should see T.H.A.T. #55, which can be reached by hitting this link: T.H.A.T. #55); it should be interesting to see how much more biased the entities can become.

    On Sunday, December 7, 2008, I watched some television, and my doing that made me come up with some topics for this edition of T.H.A.T.
    In mid-evening, I happened to tune into WHPR-TV, Channel 33, which is a low-power station of Detroit, and I happened to see some of a talk show hosted by Coleman Young II, who happens to be a "representative" in the Michigan House of Representatives representing Detroit.  During the time that I watched, I heard a lot of nonsense thought presented by Coleman Young II, whose presentation, for one, was like that of a teenager and not an adult man who might be trying to teach something in a serious manner to a daughter or a son, and one of the nonsense thoughts was the idea of "conditional cash transfers."  As presented by Coleman Young II, the idea of "conditional cash transfers" is the idea of paying students--using government money--to read or learn to read.  Such garbage thought that is, as I shall show you.
   Let us pretend a "conditional cash transfer" system were set up in Detroit, and let me look at only some of the questions that would have to be answered.  What students would be a part of the program?  Would you choose students who were in the grades kindergarten through sixth grade?  In a particular grade, would all the students in the grade be involved?  Would you choose the students in all the grades?  How much money would be involved for each book read, for each month, or each year?
    The previous paragraph does not give a clear indication of the problems that come with having a "conditional cash transfer" system that gives money to students for doing something.  Let us say that you give money to only some students, then you are rewarding students for doing something or doing nothing by themselves, and that is bad.  If you give money to some students and do not give money to other students, you make the students who do not get money angry and give them the incentive to do less so that they might qualify for money.  If you give money to a particular student for the time from kindergarten through sixth grade, the student will get used to receiving money and will push to get money while in the grades from eighth to twelfth, maybe by doing less so that the student will qualify for the money.  If you set up a system in Detroit, the money has to come from somewhere.The system could be set up so that money comes from people who live in Detroit--raise the property taxes.  The system could be set up so that money comes from an increase in income taxes; Detroit is a city in which people who live in Detroit pay income tax and people who live outside of Detroit and work in Detroit pay some income tax to Detroit (Mitch Albom will love that I bet; more on Mitch Albom can be seen by reading T.H.A.T. #55, which can be reached by hitting this link: T.H.A.T. #55).  Of course, people who do not live in Detroit and work in Detroit will be angry that the income tax goes up so that children in Detroit can be paid to read.  The system could be set up so that money comes from the state government.  People who do not live in Detroit and do not work in Detroit and who find that some of their tax money will go to Detroit students as payments for getting the students to read will make those people angry.  Of course, if money from the state government--which comes from the people in the form of some type of tax--goes to Detroit for students, people all over the state will want money from the state to pay students in school in their areas, since students elsewhere in the state will push for the idea of having them be paid money for reading.
    So, what amount of money will be spent?
    I cannot really answer the question about how much money would be spent, since it is unknown how much money a student would get, in what years of school a student would get paid, and how many students would be involved, but I will play some games with money figures and student figures here.  I will say that a student will get $500.00 in a year.  If one-thousand students of Detroit are involved, the total cost would be a minimum of $500,000 a year (the cost does not include administration costs related to the Detroit school system and government entities).  When students in Detroit who are not getting paid begin to complain that they are not getting money, the number of students involved in the program will increase (or some students will do less so that they can get money).  If five-thousand students in Detroit are involved, then the amount spent in a year (as a minimum) goes to $2,500,000.   The total number of students in Detroit is about 94,000, and if every student received $500.00 in a year, then the total amount that would be spent would be (as a minimum) $47,000,000.  Okay, students elsewhere in the state will scream for money--maybe students in Pontiac, Flint, and Benton Harbor first.  If only ten-thousand students of Michigan become a part of a "conditional cash transfers" system and if each students gets $500.00 in a year, then the total cost (as a minimum) will be 10,000,00 in a year.  If all the students in Michigan end up a part of "conditional cash transfers," you have a mess, and you have "mass failure."
    The amount of how much money to give a student and when to give it to a student would be a big problem to solve.  Who sets the amounts?  What is the reasoning for the amounts?  Who sets the standards?  Who sets the conditions to qualify?  Who verifies the conditions?
    Of  course, the overall big problem with the "conditional cash transfers" is you are teaching children that they should be paid to learn something, and that is very, very bad policy for a society, and all that is being done is government is using more money from taxes to pay children for what they should not be paid to do, because once the false incentive to read--for money--gets taken away, the reason to read gets diminished.
    Coleman Young II promotes "conditional cash transfers," and that shows he is a nonsense thinker and hurts individuals and is bad for Michigan and bad for Detroit, and he is running to become the next mayor of Detroit, and, really, Coleman Young II is promoting his getting elected and is promoting socialism, and he is promoting controlling people, and he is promoting taking from people to give to other people, and that is bad for Detroit, which is already a "dead city," where at least half of the males never graduate from high school and the illiteracy rate for adults is at about 47 percent, and through his promoted policies, failure is an easy option (failure is easy to come by, and do something and succeeding is hard work).

    I never was paid to get certain grades, and no one paid me to read or learn to read, and I say that learning to read takes work, as everything does, and learning to read is not Sesame Street fun, fun, fun all the time or most of the time or learning to read is not Reading Rainbow fun, fun fun all the time or most of the time--you have to work for things in life to get things, and when government people take things from people who work for things to give to people who do not think that they have to work for things, the government people make the people who work for things angry, and that leads to real change and real revolution, and that is what led to the country being founded in the 1700s--it was a country founded on the individual and not on socialism and communism.  (To see information about being a better writer, you should see the document entitled Writing Advice, which can be reached by hitting this link: Writing.)

    Here is an aside: I wonder how many people remember how Abraham Lincoln did not make himself better by expecting to get paid to learn to read and by getting paid to read--he read by candle light.

    In addition, an article entitled "Bing rarely casts ballot in local elections, records show" in the Detroit Free Press for January 2, 2009, caught my eye, because it had some sentences related to Coleman Young II (Gorchow, Zachary, and Suzette Hackney.  "Bing rarely casts ballot in local elections, records show."  Detroit Free Press, 2 January 2009, pp. 1A and 9A.).  The story noted that it looks as if Coleman Young II voted in Detroit (in Wayne County of Michigan) and in San Bernadino County (California) on November 7, 2006, and the story noted that evidence (from elections officials) seemed to show that he voted at both places, but Annivory Calvert (his mother and campaign manager) said that he did not.  Whether or not he did cannot be proved in this edition of T.H.A.T..  The story did note that Coleman Young II's voter registration in California is still valid, and it was noted in the story that Coleman Young II was going to rescind his California voter registration.  A Michigan State Representative has been holding active voter registrations in two states.  Such garbage that is, and that is another reason Detroit is going to be a dead city for a long time to come, and it also does not bode well for Michigan. (By the way, did you see that story reported in any local television newscast, or were the television stations too busy covering snow storms?)

    Oh, there was sort of good news on Sunday, December 7, 2008, for me while watching television.  A week previous, some friends of mine and I were traveling, and one of the friends--a gal--brought along a book to read--a fiction novel featuring the "Ellery Queen" character.  At 10:00 p.m., on December 7, 2008, I happened to tune into the "Retro Television Network" (offered as a subchannel of Channel 7, WXYZ-TV), and what began to be shown was an episode of a 1970s series called Ellery Queen, a detective show.  I wanted to call the gal to tell her the program was on, but she was doing volunteer work at the PBS-affiliated station in Detroit, WTVS-TV (it was pledge time).  It was nice to watch a friendly show or likeable show and see some past television stars, such as Darryl Hickman (The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis), Cesar Romero (who played The Joker in Batman), and Sal Mineo again.  I have mentioned in the past that the "Retro Television Network and like channels could draw viewers who are tired of all the unlikeable and depressing shows of today.  What I could have watched at 10:00 p.m. on that Sunday was a newscast (on WJBK-TV), a football game (on WDIV-TV, which I had already been watching), Brothers & Sisters (on WXYZ-TV), Front of the Class (on WWJ-TV), which was another "disease-of-the-week TV-movie, Celtic Woman -- TheGreatest Journey (on WTVS-TV), et cetera, much of which was boring or uninteresting.  ("Disease-of-the-week TV-movies have really become commonplace on television since the early 1980s, and I am tired of them, even if they are presentations of Hallmark Hall of Fame, which Front of the Class was.)

    Incidentally, the main performer of the Ellery Queen series was Jim Hutton, who played Ellery Queen, and, on Sunday, December 7, 2008, the Detroit Free Press edition for the day showed up in the morning, and the accompanying TV Book (a television-program-listings magazine for the week) had the cast of a new series entitled Leverage shown on the cover, and one of the main performers of that series is Timothy Hutton, who happens to be the son of Jim Hutton (who, by the way, died in 1979).

    Here is disappointing news.  In the past, I have noted how the Retro Television Network (or RTN) is a nice alternative programming to what is broadcast by the broadcast networks, since the network airs likeable shows from the past.  On Tuesday, December 9, 2008, I turned on channel 7-2, which is associated with Channel 7 in Detroit, to watch RTN, not wanting to see such things as all the morning talk shows that are offered by the television stations in the Detroit area, and what I ended up with (which was during the 9:00 a.m. hour) was a talk show.  The show was Daytime, which was hosted by Dave Nemeth and Lyndi Edwards.  Ugh!  Another morning talk show!  Ugh!  And on Sunday, January 4, 2009, I tuned into RTN to see what was going on, and what was going on was not much during the morning and much of the afternoon--all that was on the screen was a graphic with a statement related to Luken Holdings Inc. and Equity Media Holdings Corporation, and the graphic seemed to hint of money trouble for the network.

    Let me take a news break here to cover an important topic--a topic that the television broadcast networks' news reporters will not cover, and the news break is really is a warning.  This warning is for everyone, especially everyone in Detroit.  There are federal-government officials and government officials in some states that are making and are trying to make "carbon dioxide" emissions and methane emissions listed as something harmful to the planet.  "Carbon dioxide," for instance, is used by plants and is exhaled by animals, such as you, and all animals emit methane.  In England, people are seeing how federal-government law is leading to nonsense; there is a law that is designed to reduce methane levels emitted by the country in general, and the law is affecting, for one, cows.  Look at text from an article published in England (Leake, Jonathan, and Chris Gourlay.  "No more beef if Britain hopes to cut carbon emissions."  Times Online, 11 December 2008, p. NA.):

    ROAST beef and dairy products may have to disappear from the Britian diet if the country is to meet its pledge to cut carbon emissions by 80%, a government report has warned.
    It found that greenhouse gases generated by agriculture, and especially by Britain's 10.5m cows, will seriously undermine any attempt to meet the targets.
    The report, from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, warns that farming generates greenhouses gases equivalent to 65m tonnes [tons] of C02 a year.
    At the moment this is quite small compared with the 654m tonnes of CO2 Britain emits in total.
    However, the new Climate Change Act means the government is legally obliged to cut emissions to 156m tonnes by 2050.
    This, the report warns, can only be achieved if there are massive changes in Britian farming.
    It said, "There is a potential to reduce emissions but it is difficult to realise without reducing livestock numbers."
    This report coincides with the latest global climate negotiations in Poznan, Poland, this week, where 180 countries are trying to agree [on] a replacement for the Kyoto treaty [which is an international treaty involving nations] on limiting greenhouse gases which expires 2012.
    Paul Dodds, author of the report, said, "The problem with cows is that they generate exceptionally large amounts of methane, a gas which has more than 20 times the global warming  impact of CO2....

You do notice the craziness and foolishness of what is going on with CO2 and methane in the world and particularly in England?  You will know who some of your true enemies in the United States of America are when politicians tax carbon dioxide-emitting things and methane-emitting things--the politicians will be your enemies.  If they set up such a policy, you will see that cattle farmers will be hurt and will reduce the number of cattle that they have, and that will reduce the amount of beef available for purchase in stores and the amount of meat that will be available to restaurants, such as fast-food restaurants, and that will cause the price of beef to go up, and that will cause people to lose their jobs at, for example, fast-food restaurants.  Your Whopper and Big Macs will cost a lot more and could be harder to get.  Would you like that?  There are truly some dangerous and crappy politicians around.  Keep your eyes open!  I have warned you.  By the way, California (which is on the brink of bankruptcy) recently adopted a new law related to carbon-dioxide emissions and vehicles, though there is countrywide recession going on, and the law is only a part of the set of laws being pushed to be enacted, I think, in the overall work by socialists and communists to reduce all carbon-dioxide emissions in this day and age of false "global warming" or "global environmental change."  Believe it or not, I am trying to help you and your children.  (Samantha Young.  "Calif. climate plan is adopted."  Detroit Free Press, 12 December 2008, p. 12A.)

    By the way, to see how the well-known television broadcast news entities and reporters have betrayed the America public over the last year--at least--you should see T.H.A.T. #55, which you can reach by hitting this link: T.HA.T. #55.

    I have news about Rosie Live, which I talked about in the previous edition of T.H.A.T.  In the edition of Variety for December 8-14, 2008, on page 24, there is a ratings chart related to broadcast networks and the week of November 24-20, 2008, and the information is officially from Nielsen.  The chart notes that Rosie Live, which aired on Wednesday, November 26, 2008, received a rating of 1.2 and a share of 4, and that means it was tied for last place in the hour that it ran (8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.), when you look at the ratings of Fox TV, CBS-TV, ABC-TV, and NBC-TV, which had the lowest rating for the entire prime-time lineup on Wednesday, November 26, 2008.  (In the next edition of T.H.A.T., I will have more information on the problems with NBC-TV.)

    From time to time, I tune into Channel 33, the low-power television station in Detroit that is known as WHPR-TV.  I happened to see the program that was shown on Sunday, December, 21, 2008, in the second half hour or so of the five o'clock hour in the evening (I know not if the presenting of the show was a repeat showing), and the show was an edition of H.T.'s Video Memories, which was hosted by Henry Tyler.  In this episode of the series, Henry Tyler had his brother--Willie Tyler--as one of the guests.  The show was weak--if not sloppy--in presentation, such as by having weak banter between the two brothers, but, really, the big problem with the show was not with Henry Tyler or Willie Tyler--the big problem was that both ended up with a "jackass" caller on the telephone (a guy), who used a word that showed he was a "crappy" guy.  Oh, yes, Willie Tyler was only one of the guests.  The other guest was Lester--the "Lester."  Considering how much work that Lester has done in the entertainment business over the years, he looks good for his age, and I see he shaved before going on camera this time.  (You should hunt down information about Willie Tyler and Lester, if you are unaware of them.)  Also, on Friday, December 26, 2008, at about noon and for about a half hour, I saw a program that I list in my files as The New Dance Show Reunion, though it may not be from the special hat was taped on December 20, 2008, at Studio 33, where a reunion event for The New Dance Show took place (I missed the opening of the television show of Friday, December 26).  The hosts were R.J. Watkins and Henry Tyler, and one of the performers (doing lip-syncing) was J.J. Barns, and the other performers made up a musical group known as the Dynamics.  The production was technically weak, but at least the tunes were pleasant enough (a person could sing along or hum along), unlike a lot of the rap of today and, for instance, the tunes of an episode of Dance Party, hosted by DJ Steady Rock, that was shown on Tuesday, December 23, 2008, on WADL-TV (the Dance Party episode was not as likeable as the first episodes in the series, and, in fact, the episode was boring because the music had too much sameness and was tinny, lacking a wide range of frequencies, such as a good base line).  Dance Party has been revamped, and the hosts are now Big Dog Blast, Deelishis (who is a gal), and DJ Steady Rock, and Dance Party is now running at 7:00 p.m. on weekdays and at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

    I report "for the record" that over the last few months of 2008, WADL-TV was running some locally produced series (in essence, new programming) on Saturday afternoons (and you might still find some of the series being aired.  Some of the series were The Carman TV Show, hosted by a guy who was trying to sell cars in relation to a local-area dealership, and Real Estate To Go, hosted by a guy (Anthony Kellum) who was trying to sell houses in the Detroit area.  On Saturday, December 27, 2008, at 3:00 p.m., the station ran an episode of Urban Players TV, which was hosted by Reggie Reg Davis and had Freman Hendrix as the guest (Freman Hendrix noted he is running for the position of mayor of Detroit), and the executive producers of the episode were Reggie Reg Davis and Stephen Hendrix.  (By the way, at one point near the end of the show, Freman Hendrix noted that Governor of Michigan Jennifer Granholm has a couple more years to solidify her legacy--Freman Hendrix seemed to think she was doing well, and he gave me the impression that having a "legacy" is more important than really doing something, such as giving Detroiters who want to start businesses and make new products less socialism and taxes (Michigan is in a deep recession, given that the unemployment rate in Detroit is 21 percent, and taxes gone wild suck the money out of creating new products of a wide range and a variety of businesses and types of jobs).

    Of course, it looks as if the federal government is soon going to create a bunch of jobs--work that involves building a lot roads.  I wonder how that appeals to some guy in Detroit who wants not to be just another road builder (under control of the government) and who wants to do something and start something that he can control and build.  Governments do not and cannot set the aspirations of individuals; it is the individual--if free to think--that sets the aspirations of the individual, even in Detroit.

    "For the record," I note that I have finally added a card for The Ron March Show to my television files, and I note that I have made a card for a show called Making MusicThe Ron March Show has been running weekly on low-power-television-station WHPR-TV, Channel 33, Detroit, in late 2008 and early 2009 at least, and it was on Saturday, January 3, 2009, that I made a card for the show, which, on that day, was shown from about 4:30 p.m. to about 5:30 p.m. (and I have no credits to pass along, since none were shown on the screen).  It was on January 3, 2009, that Making Music was given a debut on WTVS-TV, Channel 56, at 5:30 p.m., and the series is a music-appreciation series of thirteen half-hour episodes and is hosted by Leonard Slatkin of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (I had a hard time determining the title of the show based on the opening title shown--the title looked like maybe Detroit Symphony Orchestra Making Music, but I am using Making Music as the short title, and I am aware the Detroit Free Press had an article about the show on January 3, 2009, and the article called the show Making Music with the DSO with Host Leonard Slatkin, and I can say that that was not the official title shown on the show), and the executive producer was Jeff Forster and the producer was Dave Toorongian.  (Stryker, Mark.  "Maestro will host series about music on WTVS." Detroit Free Press, 3 January 2009, p 1C.)

    It was on Sunday, December 28, 2008, that I first saw the front cover of TV Book for December 28-January 3, 2009, of Detroit Free Press and first saw that the cover showed the recipients of the awards for the Kennedy Center Honors, and it was on Tuesday, December 30, 2008, that the presentation of the awards was shown on CBS-TV in a special entitled The Kennedy Center Honors.  Four of the recipients were Twyla Tharp, Morgan Freeman, George Jones, and Barbra Streisand.  The other two recipients were Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend (who was listed as "Townsend" on the cover of TV Book) who are two members of The Who, a rock-music group (three hits of The Who are used as themes for prime-time TV shows running on CBS-TV).  Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are British guys.  They have made cool tunes, but why are they honored by the American entity known as the Kennedy Center, which it seems to me should be concerned with Americans?  (Oh, I would tell someone new to the country, "Do not be so impressed by actors and such getting awards like Kennedy Center Honors, since actors and such are in low-level-thought jobs (in which little real thinking is involved)--an actor may get paid a lot of money, but the amount of money made by an actor has no relation to how smart the actor is, as some people might hope you would think, and, anyway, actors read and recite the thoughts--rarely, if ever, high-level thoughts--of other persons."  You should see Thoughts and Statements about the United States of America for the individual woman and the individual man, which is available at the Web site of The Hologlobe Press.)

    Special announcement: On Thursday, January 8, 2009, I caught two programs on television that you must know about.  On that day, Barack Obama gave an economic-themed speech, which was telecast live on, for example, CNN.  Barack Obama noted that he would push solar-power electric generation and windmills, and he made no statement about the importance of nuclear-based power plants and coal-based power plants (he dislikes coal-based plants, as can be seen in a statement that he made in the past and that I list in the document entitled Political Lessons for the Individual Woman and the Individual Man in the United States of America). On January 8, I saw a new episode of This Old House on WTVS-TV, Channel 56, and during the episode, a solar-power electric system (which involved solar panels) was installed on a house, and the cost of the system was from $17,000 to $27,000.  Do you like the cost?  If that solar-power system had to be paid off over a thirty-year mortgage loan, the cost would probably be three times as high or more, such as more than $51,000.  Oh, the solar-power system that was installed would not provide all the electricity that was needed for the house (those pesky clouds get in the way--a lot).  What do you think is the cost to add solar-power systems to all the houses in the U.S.?  Holy cow!

    Over the years, I have seen programs or reviews of programs that hinted at what the twenty-first century was going to be like.  For example, on September 23, 1962, ABC-TV began to run a prime-time series that dealt with life in the twenty-first century, and that series was the focus of the trivia question in the previous edition of T.H.A.T.  The show and the answer to the trivia question is The Jetsons.  I can already see that the twenty-first century will be nothing like the twenty-first century presented in The Jetsons, especially with at least four years of moving the country to a more socialistic state, which Coleman Young II would seem to want to take it and Barack Obama seems destined to take it.

    Sometimes, you can go nowhere fast.

Stay well!


P.S. 1: Did you happen to catch the episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on Thursday, December 11, 2008, in which Laurence Fishburne began his run on the series as a regular?  To refresh your memory, I will tell you that the episode was the one in which, at one point in the story, a crazy man and convicted serial killer talked about how he gave his victims at least a little "hope" that they would be spared so that he could more easily control them--before he savagely killed them.  Yes, give people "hope and change."

P.S. 2: "For the record, " I note that it was on Tuesday, December 16, 2009, at 6:12 p.m., that the main broadcast stations in Detroit ran their first a test (for about a minute) that was designed to let viewers see whether or not their television sets were ready for the digital transition.  The second test was done on Tuesday, December 23, 2008, at 11:12 p.m.  The third test was done at 10:59 p.m. on December 30, 2008.  And viewers in the Detroit were given the fourth test on January 6, 2009, at 2:59 p.m.

P.S. 3: In the previous edition of T.H.A.T., I noted that "This" (or "This TV") was started up in some cities of the country on November 1, 2008, and now I note that I first saw "This TV" (or "This") on the first subchannel for WDIV-TV, Detroit, on Monday, December 29, 2008, and, on that day, I saw a cartoon show in the morning, and in the late afternoon and early evening, I saw movies, such as The Fuzz.  Also during the day, the subchannel--which is known as 4-2--still had some time filled with Weather Plus (which, for one, shows a color-radar image of Michigan somewhat regularly and some recorded weather reports done by WDIV-TV weathercasters).  It means a new network of programming has showed up in Detroit.  Oh, in the summer of 2008, I noted that the 20-2 channel of WMYD-TV, Channel 20, was carrying some sports programming (a sports network), but it has been several months since I have seen the sports programming presented (the subchannel has been running the same stuff as the main channel for Channel 20, though not in HDTV form, which is the format of the main channel).

P.S. 4: "For the record," I report that TV Guide no longer lists, for example, The CW and MTV in the program grids, and that started on December 22, 2008.

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