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NOVA "First Air War"

Sunday, November 23 at 7:00 pm on Channel 12.1
When World War I began in 1914, the air forces of the opposing nations consisted of handfuls of rickety biplanes from which pilots occasionally took pot shots at one another with rifles. By 1918, the ... [See more]

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NO CAPTIONS!!!
Posted: October 23, 2014 by John Mengel
Program: NOVA
I am Deaf and I have noticed in the last few months that you station has become more and more lax about turning on the closed captions. I have always noticed that your locally produced programming has few if any captions, but now standard PBS programming ling NOVA seem to have "lost" their captions on a regular basis, and even the programming that does have captions suffers from up to 10 minute long "drop outs" where the captions just disappears. For a so-called community based service you claim to be this is a intolerable situation. I have attempted to contact you and noted your seeming lack of sensitivity many times in the past, and have noted other Deaf also have complained of this situation. At this point I am very tempted to contact the Gallaudet Law office to see about perusing any legal means of correcting this, it has become so intolerable. This failure of providing captions on already captioned material is blatant discrimination of the deaf and against current laws and your ignoring the situation runs totally counter to the community based image your station attempts to cultivate.
CPT12 Response:
 Thank you for contacting us with your closed captioning issues.  We have checked several NOVA programs in real time to ensure the captioning, and we can see them on our end.  All of our channels are set to pass thru all captions.  Also, our Master Control Operators monitor Closed Captions on all our channels, and would notice long periods of drop-outs.
                In order to trouble shoot the issue more thoroughly, may I ask how you receive our channels?  I ask, as some carriers can strip out captions.
                Also, Colorado Inside Out and Devil’s Advocate both have captions.  Are you receiving those?
                As our dialogue continues, please feel free to e-mail me directly with any programs (specific airdates and times) that you are not receiving captions.  My direct e-mail is : swicks@cpt12.org
               
Thank you for helping us to provide better service for all our viewers-
Sally J.S. Wicks
Content Technologies Manager
Colorado Public Television
filming techniques
Posted: March 14, 2014 by joseph crea
Program: NOVA
Please pass on to your diectors and producers that 70-year old eyes do not appreciate their attemps to make a video more dramatic by introducing bright flashes between scenes (as in your preview of the catacombs program)and other methods of 'transitioning' from one scene to the next that are so difficult for older eyes to adjust to and follow. Although an older viewer, I am intensely interested in history and find this type of program very interesting to watch. But they are interesting to watch because of the subject matter, not because of the videomakers' attempts to introduce drama through these special effects.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email.
I have forwarded your comments to the folks at NOVA.
All the Best,
Joan
CPT12 Staff
Program: Avalanche on the mountain
Posted: February 22, 2014 by Name Withheld
Program: NOVA
I can not find this info anywhere but can you please tell me when I can find when the program "Avalanche on the mountain" will be on the air again? Sal
CPT12 Response:
Thanks for writing.  Rotaries: Avalanche on the Mountain is not due to air again at this time.  You may want to check our schedule from time to time.  It is possible that it might be shown again.
Thank you for watching and supporting Colorado Public Television.
Sincerely,
Jackie
CPT-12 Staff

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