In June I watched a three-part series of the earthquake in Japan. The one, "Miracle Diplomas," was very touching and said much about a wonderful school and staff. I would like to use it at my staff development opening because I think it tells what true educators do for their students despite any difficulties. I have scoured the internet to see if I could find a way to buy or make a copy. I have had no luck. Is there any help you might give me over this? Our students would also like to adopt a school in Japan that suffered from the earthquake. This series would be very interesting to them Let me know if you can help. Thanks for a great channel! Cynthia A. Haws Principal North Star Academy Parker, Colorado
CPT12 Response: Dear Cynthia,
Thank you for your email. I saw that program and it was really inspiring.
I didn’t have much luck googling it either.
May I suggest you contact the MHz network directly?
We download all the programming on Channel 12.3 directly from the MHz network via satellite. We do not have copies of the individual programs. Perhaps they can connect you with the producers at NHK.
I was able to find you the following info from the MHz website by entering the title of the program in their search engine.
Standing Up, Moving Forward
Miracle Diplomas #102
Air:Wednesday, June 15, 10:00 pm on MHz Worldview
Broadcast In: English
March in Japan is the season of graduation ceremonies. After the devastating earthquake hit on March 11th, the circumstances surrounding school children changed drastically. This second episode features these school children, their parents and teachers, fighting back and working together to overcome tragedy and move forward into the future.
Run Time: 00:28:00
Rating: TVPG Format: NTSC Source: NHK
12.3 channel broadcast
Posted: May 6, 2011
by Joan Burr Salzman
Program: NHK Programming
Is it possible to post the websites for the programs like NHK Japan and others somewhere? I can't get them written down fast enough. WWW.NHK.org[???] I would to see the program or info on the health concerns caused by tsunami and earthquake that was broadcast at about 7:30 AM this morning 5/6/11 Thanks for the programs. Thanks, Joan
CPT12 Response: Great idea. We’ll see what we can do.
For NHK , try
thanks for writing in.
Director of Programming
Geez Is Right!
Posted: March 5, 2010
by Gi D'Agostino-Quattrociocchi
Program: NHK Programming
After reading the last few comments, and having been quite frustrated with the continuing, increasing problems I myself have experienced with KBDI (which I also love and have often defended myself), I felt compelled to offer some empathy to Ronald Webb. Brad Haug, Ronald's reaction may seem a bit over the top to you, but to use your own argument, hasn't everyone had a bad day? And "Love KBDI", your snarky comments contribute nothing--in my humble opinion, your remarks are certainly more embarrassing to you than Ronald's are to him, at least his seem to come from honest passion, rather than ugly condescension and rudeness. The way in which a person points out a problem, for better or worse, does not change the fact that there is a problem. Ronald has a valid point. While I am currently a paying member, I don't bother to complain often, as I understand KBDI is providing us all essentially a free and generous service; but more and more often I find the offerings too distracting to watch, as there are just too many problems, and they seem to be occurring with more frequency rather than less. Certainly one knows lawn mowers break, and cars don't start, but usually not everyday! And can one really blame lay viewers for not understanding why trained professionals at a long-standing television station can't offer solutions more consistently than excuses? Once upon a time KBDI used to recognize a problem, work to repair it and apologise to viewers before said viewers even had an opportunity to notice, let alone complain. That is only one reason why I have felt them to be more reliable than our other public television option, unfortunately, this no longer seems to be the case (now neither is reliable, but at least the other seems to be taking steps forward rather than back, just lately anyway). Wouldn't time spent insulting frustrated viewers be better used in learning from such unexpected difficulties, researching why they continue to happen, finding real and lasting solutions to be the best you could be, as you once were; proactively anticipating, preventing, monitoring and correcting recurring problems, like digital blocking, sound stuttering, overblown or overshrunken, incorrectly formatted programming (with captions, titles and images running off either side of the screen by several inches or boxed down on all sides to the point we need a magnifier); keeping listings accurate and at least posting a notice to viewers when this is not possible; or perhaps the hiccup that is happening this very moment, keeping Documentary Channel programming running on channel 12.2, instead of running World View programming on both channels 12.2 and 12.3. Shouldn't all these glitches be rare instead of the rule? Shouldn't all these items be issues you should be concerned about correcting rather than repeatedly dismissing? From this side of the screen, it has begun to feel like KBDI just doesn't care, they may still attempt to acquire quality programming, but when it is chronically run mischeduled and misformatted, it just feels like a pointless insult to both the viewers and the creators of the programming, and surely, at least from past example, KBDI staff wants to be better than that, too, yes?
I apologize for the delayed response. Unfortunately we have been engulfed in computer network turmoil over the last 10 days which has made email response difficult.
Now to your note:
I apologize for my previous comments.
You are correct.
Please understand though, that I am displeased by technical problems also. The three of us here in the Programming dept. can easily spend an entire day just scheduling one series. In some instances - like Independent Lens – days and days of work go into working out the airings, the technical details, trying to find a slot which works contractually with the broadcast rights, as well as thematically for the flow of our programming…all the while taking into consideration of what is airing elsewhere in the media landscape. Superbowl? Olympics? American Idol? The final season of Lost? We have to plan accordingly.
It can really be frustrating for us to see this massive labor unraveled by some technical snafu in the back or on the satellite feed knowing that by the next morning dozens of viewer calls and emails will be waiting for us upon arrival. Then, trying to explain the problem, (which we next to never had anything to do with causing in the first place) I – on occasion – am less gracious than I could be. I hope you understand.
12.2 schedule should now be back in place, it too was a victim of the previously mentioned network problems. But get ready! The new 12.2 schedule will hit the air in a couple of weeks.
Thanks for your patience while the changes are in the works.