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March 20, 2006

UCSC events to be broadcast on local TV

Two recent UCSC-sponsored events--the 2006 Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation and a talk by Washington Post reporter Dana Priest--will be shown on local TV. If you missed these excellent presentations, you have several opportunities to view them in the next few weeks.

Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation

UCSC's Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation, held February 28 at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, featured documentary filmmaker Keith Beauchamp and community activist Angela Glover Blackwell. See Currents story. Beauchamp has drawn acclaim for his documentary film The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till; Blackwell is founder and CEO of the national advocacy group PolicyLink. Santa Cruz Community Television (Comcast channel 25; Charter channel 71) will broadcast the convocation on

  • Monday, March 27, 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, March 29, 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 4, 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 9, 2 p.m.

Dana Priest on the CIA's Secret War

UCSC alumna Dana Priest returned to UCSC March 6 to receive the first annual Social Sciences Division Distinguished Social Sciences Division's Alumni Award and deliver a lecture on the secret CIA-run prisons for terror suspects she exposed as the national security correspondent for the Washington Post. See Currents story. The program, "The CIA's Secret War with Dana Priest," premieres nationally in primetime on Wednesday, March 22, at 8 p.m.; it can be viewed on local cable in Santa Cruz (Comcast channel 25, Charter channel 71) on

  • Thursday, March 23, 6 a.m.
  • Friday, March 24, 3 a.m.
  • Sunday, March 26, 11 a.m.

The program will also be available for viewing "on demand" at UCTV's web site at a later date (

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