Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, August 17, 2012
Here’s hoping APTV’s glory days are ahead!
Published: Friday, August 17, 2012, 3:18 PM Updated: Friday, August 17, 2012, 5:50 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — The Alabama Educational Television Commission, which has come under attack since it fired Alabama Public Television executive director Allan Pizzato in June, has called a special meeting for Saturday to discuss hiring Pizzato’s replacement.
According to a notice posted this afternoon on the Alabama Open Meetings Act website, one of the items on the agenda for Saturday is the “selection/hiring/appointment and discussion of Executive officers including but not limited to Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.”
The special called meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. at APT headquarters in Birmingham. [Ed. note: The meeting is scheduled for 3PM, Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 2112 11th Avenue South, Suite 400, Birmingham, AL 35205; Contact: 205-328-8756. The Open Meetings Act notice was filed Friday, August 17, 2012 at 12:09:08 PM, and described a "special/called" meeting type.]
Ferris Stephens, chairman of the AETC, confirmed this afternoon that the commission plans to vote on a new executive director at Saturday’s meeting, but he Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, June 15, 2012
There’s no love lost for Pizzato’s firing. I’m glad he’s gone.
He’s been nothing but a hindrance to progress and albatross about the neck of Alabama Public Television (APTV) from the time of his hiring. He cut Alabama‘s ONLY STATEWIDE NEWS program “For the Record,” and turned it into a puff piece for politicians and their ilk, then watching it flicker like a candle in the wind, morphed it into some other idiotic nonsense piece of garbage called “Capitol Journal,” which flame eventually burned out.
But hard-hitting interviews had long been gone when long-time news anchor Tim Lennox received a phone call that informed him – while he was out of state on bereavement leave – that he was fired. Yeah… fired over the telephone. No letter, no face-to-face, man-to-man talk. Cowards. When APTV fired Lennox, that was the end of FTR. No more tough questions… softball puff pieces only.
Now perhaps the network can begin to reclaim some of their glory. APTV was the nation’s FIRST public television network. Now, it’s a shadow of a shell of it’s former self. How tragic that Alabama starts with greatness, and ends in a sewer… like the incompetent thieves governing Jefferson County.
My estimation is this entire ordeal is a ruse and a fine excuse to fire Pizzato for his active destruction of APTV.
Regarding Barton’s myopic organization Wall Builders, they’re freaks of nature, as well, who have an unfeigned agenda that has nothing to do with history. They want their brand of Christianity put into every classroom in America. In essence, they want state-supported religion.
Here’s hoping the Alabama Educational Television Commission will hire someone worth their salt who can actually PROMOTE, MANAGE and OPERATE the APTV network as it should be – a cutting-edge, profitable, award-winning, nationally & internationally respected state-run television network, because…
It once was.
Exclusive: Dismissals at Alabama PTV linked to concerns over proposed broadcast of videos from religious right
Jun 13, 2012
Two top managers at Alabama Public Televisionwere fired from their jobs June 12 with no explanation of the cause for the immediate dismissals.
The Alabama Educational Television Commission came out of an executive session Tuesday afternoon and ordered veteran pubcaster Allan Pizzato and his deputy Pauline Howland to clean out their desks and leave APT’s headquarters in Birmingham.
“All I can say is that it was
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