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FrackNation

31 comments in the last 6 months
Thank you!
Posted: March 26, 2014 by Name Withheld
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
Thank you for airing this documentary. It was very eye-opening and I learned a lot. It was nice to see something other than Hollywood leftist extreme environmentalist propaganda, such as Gasland. Fracking is a complex issue. There are positives and negatives. Please don't let these close minded people dictate the narrative on what you should and shouldn't show on your station. Many of us do appreciate it but we dont' appreciate bullies who want to dictate what the truth is. Thanks again.
CPT12 Response:
Thanks for writing and letting us know how much you enjoyed FrackNation.  We appreciate your feedback.
 
Thank you for watching and supporting Colorado Public Television.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Jackie
CPT-12 Staff 
Fracking
Posted: March 16, 2014 by Joe Galiardi
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
This is a sad proof that you at pbs really are run by money given to you.it makes me sick to my stomach that you would permits this garage to be aired. The nazi regime also scared people in to backing down about there believes and feelings(killing millions). Your programming selling dirty energy all evening long makes me laugh, you may trick the mentally weak but those of us who know the truth will not be tricked by your lies !!
CPT12 Response:
 Thank you for your email.
Colorado Public Television aired Split Estate an anti fracking documentary right before we aired FrackNation on Saturday.
I am sorry you missed it.
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff
False Equivalency
Posted: February 23, 2014 by Pam Pearce
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
Okay, it's great to know what people think, but that doesn't make their opinions true. If I wanted to see people on TV express their opinions, I'd go to Fox, CNN, MSNBC. I can see pro-fracking opinions (and lies) on any network supported by big oil (PBS) or owned by a multinational (Fox, CNN, MSNBC). They make everything out to be equal: one side is the same as another. NO, no no! I want scientific evidence backing up claims. Of course, a lot of people support fracking because it's their bread and butter, and I understand that in this desperate economy. However, no matter what opinions people hold, I don't want America's children drinking water with fracking chemicals in them, and I don't want man-made earthquakes caused by fracking. I believe that, perhaps, fracking has been experienced differently in different parts of the country, which may be a factor in people who take either side. But, what's the scientific truth? And what are the sources on both sides because we know that people and even scientists can be bought off. I'm disappointed in you, KBDI, because your assertion of equivalency between the two sides is FALSE. I've grown up with the expectation that out of all the PBS stations, Channel 12 would offer me alternative views approximating the truth, but you've turned to the mediocrity of the big networks, which are no longer respected because of their obfuscations and equivocating. I hope you get the big money you're trying to get from this presentation, but you certainly won't get my "small" money or support. I might as well send a check to CNN.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email and feedback.
 
I want you to know, Colorado Public Television did also air the film Split Estate (a less favorable film on the consequences of fracking).
 
Fracking is a very controversial and complicated issue in our region. CPT12 hoped to present our viewers with different sides of this issue.
 
Your feedback will help us with programming decisions in the future.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Jackie
CPT-12 Staff 
Media Inquiry
Posted: February 19, 2014 by Hope Forpeace
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
I'd like to submit this letter regarding your upcoming showing of Fracknation directly to you, as well as posting it in your comment section. Fracknation is not an "independent" film. It is an Industry hit job created to paint harmed families and frauds. Thank you so much for your time in reviewing these comments: Josh Fox made the film Gas;land to tell the stories of families effected by nearby Horizontal, Hydro-fractured gas drilling (Fracking). It's gripping because it draws you into how families cope with contamination from nearby Fracking and what effects these families face are uniform across the nation. The film Fracknation was made to frame Gasland as a lie and the harmed families as frauds. And it has done that quite well. First the Industry made it's own film debunking Gasland - called Truthland. It was 100% Industry funded and backed and also painted Gasland, Josh Fox and victims as frauds. The Irony there was the star of the film, Shelly Depue .. has a leaking water well and likely did when she took the Truthland film on tour: http://www.marcellus-shale.us/Depue-Truthland.htm The Industry myth that the film Truthland and Fracknation are founded on .. that methane has always been in the water, thus Fox and all victims are just pulling some sort of trick, as they obviously know their wells where always contaminated .. has been thoroughly debunked by Professor Anthony Ingraffea. Please review his debunking of the "wells don't leak" and "there was always methane in our water" myths: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oPqlAAR94U When Phelim Mcaleer went to Dimock, he lied to harmed families to get an interview. He told people he was making a "ban fracking" film in Ireland.. .. and then cut only the film he could use .. in a campaign to paint victims are frauds: "In an interview with DeSmogBlog, Sautner said McAleer approached him under misleading pretenses, claiming to be an anti-fracking filmmaker hoping to help out in Ireland's fracking fight. "I was hesitant at first to do the interview, but he begged us and we said 'okay.' Everything he ended up using in the video he took out of context. He had it all set up from the beginning of what he wanted to show and he wasn't going to show the truth," Sautner told DeSmogBlog. Victoria Switzer, another Dimock victim of Cabot interviewed for "FrackNation" who spent four hours speaking with McAleer in her house (her interview did not appear in the film), also expressed similar sentiments to DeSmogBlog. He called he assured me he was doing an unbiased documentary both sides of the issues. I think it is significant because it goes to his lying, his manipulation of the truth, and misrepresentation of his agenda. I never would have let him in my home if I knew what his agenda was. Later when I saw some of his other work I was sickened that this man sat at the table my husband built in the home that is now threatened by the industry he serves." http://www.desmogblog.com/2013/05/28/fracknation-part-two-koch-industries-ties-bind This is why Mrs. Sautner appears so upset in the film, she has been lied to by the Fracknation crew and knows they will use the footage they took to paint her and her husband as liars. The film uses the scene of confrontation with Mrs Sautner as proof she is unstable, she is simply upset about being lied to .. as any of us would be. I am also researching a documentary and have spoken to victims who corroborate theat familes where lied to by Phelim. I advise Colorado PBS to review the information in Desmog's two part series before you consider misinforming the public in service to an Industry that harms people, then wages a smear campaigns against them. The Kickstarter funding is also suspect: "The film, however, is being partially funded through donations on the Kickstarter website, and the roster of "executive producers" who have donated at least $1 includes scores of energy industry associates. The filmmakers said Thursday they plan to return any donations given by "senior" workers in the industry, which they define as executives." http://www.post-gazette.com/businessnews/2012/03/04/Industry-gets-cast-in-FrackNation-the-latest-documentary-on-the-drilling-debate/stories/201203040252#ixzz2UXz8XwXz While Natural Gas and Fracking may provide a short bridge to our fossil free, sustainable future .. maybe 20 years - not the 100 years Industry is pushing for - Industry must stop their campaign to demonize families who have been harmed and paint them as frauds .. which is the only purpose of this film. It's very hard to prove that Industry's nearby frack job contaminated your water ... even if your water was clear for decades before and the contamination happened when fracking happened. Industry will fight, deny, lie, hide and litigate their way out of addressing contamination - of air, water or soil. America will not tolerate Industry treating people in this manner. While Phelim is in Europe, telling Europe that the US EPA has not found one case of water contamination from fracking in the 60 years we have been drilling here .... families ARE suffering contamination AND demonization. Is this what PBS wants to promote? Thank you for your time, Josh Fox made the film Gas;land to tell the stories of families effected by nearby Horizontal, Hydro-fractured gas drilling (Fracking). It's gripping because it draws you into how families cope with contamination from nearby Fracking and what effects these families face are uniform across the nation. The film Fracknation was made to frame Gasland as a lie and the harmed families as frauds. And it has done that quite well. First the Industry made it's own film debunking Gasland - called Truthland. It was 100% Industry funded and backed and also painted Gasland, Josh Fox and victims as frauds. The Irony there was the star of the film, Shelly Depue .. has a leaking water well and likely did when she took the Truthland film on tour: http://www.marcellus-shale.us/Depue-Truthland.htm The Industry myth that the film Truthland and Fracknation are founded on .. that methane has always been in the water, thus Fox and all victims are just pulling some sort of trick, as they obviously know their wells where always contaminated .. has been thoroughly debunked by Professor Anthony Ingraffea. Please review his debunking of the "wells don't leak" and "there was always methane in our water" myths: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oPqlAAR94U When Phelim Mcaleer went to Dimock, he lied to harmed families to get an interview. He told people he was making a "ban fracking" film in Ireland.. .. and then cut only the film he could use .. in a campaign to paint victims are frauds: "In an interview with DeSmogBlog, Sautner said McAleer approached him under misleading pretenses, claiming to be an anti-fracking filmmaker hoping to help out in Ireland's fracking fight. "I was hesitant at first to do the interview, but he begged us and we said 'okay.' Everything he ended up using in the video he took out of context. He had it all set up from the beginning of what he wanted to show and he wasn't going to show the truth," Sautner told DeSmogBlog. Victoria Switzer, another Dimock victim of Cabot interviewed for "FrackNation" who spent four hours speaking with McAleer in her house (her interview did not appear in the film), also expressed similar sentiments to DeSmogBlog. He called he assured me he was doing an unbiased documentary both sides of the issues. I think it is significant because it goes to his lying, his manipulation of the truth, and misrepresentation of his agenda. I never would have let him in my home if I knew what his agenda was. Later when I saw some of his other work I was sickened that this man sat at the table my husband built in the home that is now threatened by the industry he serves." http://www.desmogblog.com/2013/05/28/fracknation-part-two-koch-industries-ties-bind This is why Mrs. Sautner appears so upset in the film, she has been lied to by the Fracknation crew and knows they will use the footage they took to paint her and her husband as liars. The film uses the scene of confrontation with Mrs Sautner as proof she is unstable, she is simply upset about being lied to .. as any of us would be. I am also researching a documentary and have spoken to victims who corroborate theat familes where lied to by Phelim. I advise Colorado PBS to review the information in Desmog's two part series before you consider misinforming the public in service to an Industry that harms people, then wages a smear campaigns against them. The Kickstarter funding is also suspect: "The film, however, is being partially funded through donations on the Kickstarter website, and the roster of "executive producers" who have donated at least $1 includes scores of energy industry associates. The filmmakers said Thursday they plan to return any donations given by "senior" workers in the industry, which they define as executives." http://www.post-gazette.com/businessnews/2012/03/04/Industry-gets-cast-in-FrackNation-the-latest-documentary-on-the-drilling-debate/stories/201203040252#ixzz2UXz8XwXz While Natural Gas and Fracking may provide a short bridge to our fossil free, sustainable future .. maybe 20 years - not the 100 years Industry is pushing for - Industry must stop their campaign to demonize families who have been harmed and paint them as frauds .. which is the only purpose of this film. It's very hard to prove that Industry's nearby frack job contaminated your water ... even if your water was clear for decades before and the contamination happened when fracking happened. Industry will fight, deny, lie, hide and litigate their way out of addressing contamination - of air, water or soil. America will not tolerate Industry treating people in this manner. While Phelim is in Europe, telling Europe that th
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your comments.  We appreciate your feedback.
Thank you for watching Colorado Public Television.
All the Best,
Jackie
CPT-12 Staff
NOT a Frack Nation - this is why
Posted: February 19, 2014 by Hope Forpeace
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
Josh Fox made the film Gasland to tell the stories of families effected by nearby horizontal, Hydro-fractured gas drilling (Fracking). It's a gripping film because it draws you into how families cope with contamination from nearby Fracking and what effects these families face that are uniform across the nation. The film Fracknation was made to frame Gasland as a lie and the harmed families as frauds. And it has done that quite well. Before Fracknation, the Industry made it's own film debunking Gasland - called Truthland. It was 100% Industry funded and backed and also painted Gasland, Josh Fox and victims as frauds. Truthland had a fairly successful tour. The irony is the star of the film, Shelly Depue .. has a leaking water well and likely did when she took the Truthland film on tour: http://www.marcellus-shale.us/Depue-Truthland.htm The Industry myth that the film Truthland and Fracknation are founded on .. that methane has always been in the water, thus Fox and all victims are just pulling some sort of trick, as they obviously know their wells where always contaminated .. has been thoroughly debunked by Professor Anthony Ingraffea. Please review his debunking of the "wells don't leak" and "there was always methane in our water" myths: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oPqlAAR94U When Phelim Mcaleer went to Dimock, he lied to harmed families to get interviews. He told people he was making a "ban fracking" film in Ireland.. .. and then cut only the film he could use .. using only footage that painted victims are frauds: "In an interview with DeSmogBlog, Sautner said McAleer approached him under misleading pretenses, claiming to be an anti-fracking filmmaker hoping to help out in Ireland's fracking fight. "I was hesitant at first to do the interview, but he begged us and we said 'okay.' Everything he ended up using in the video he took out of context. He had it all set up from the beginning of what he wanted to show and he wasn't going to show the truth," Sautner told DeSmogBlog. Victoria Switzer, another Dimock victim of Cabot interviewed for "FrackNation" who spent four hours speaking with McAleer in her house (her interview did not appear in the film), also expressed similar sentiments to DeSmogBlog. He called he assured me he was doing an unbiased documentary both sides of the issues. I think it is significant because it goes to his lying, his manipulation of the truth, and misrepresentation of his agenda. I never would have let him in my home if I knew what his agenda was. Later when I saw some of his other work I was sickened that this man sat at the table my husband built in the home that is now threatened by the industry he serves." http://www.desmogblog.com/2013/05/28/fracknation-part-two-koch-industries-ties-bind This is why Mrs. Sautner appears so upset in Fracknation, she has been lied to by the Fracknation crew and knows they will use the footage they took to paint her and her husband as liars. The film uses the scene of confrontation with Mrs Sautner as proof she is unstable, she is simply upset about being lied to .. as any of us would be. I am also researching a documentary and have spoken to victims who corroborate that families where lied to by Phelim. I advise Colorado PBS to review the information in Desmog's two part series before you consider misinforming the public in service to an Industry that harms people, then wages smear campaigns against them. The Kickstarter funding is also suspect: "The film, however, is being partially funded through donations on the Kickstarter website, and the roster of "executive producers" who have donated at least $1 includes scores of energy industry associates. The filmmakers said Thursday they plan to return any donations given by "senior" workers in the industry, which they define as executives." http://www.post-gazette.com/businessnews/2012/03/04/Industry-gets-cast-in-FrackNation-the-latest-documentary-on-the-drilling-debate/stories/201203040252#ixzz2UXz8XwXz While Natural Gas and Fracking, with strong regulation, may provide a short bridge to our fossil free, sustainable future .. maybe 20 years - not the 100 years Industry is pushing for - Industry must stop their campaign to demonize families who have been harmed and paint them as frauds .. which is the only purpose of this film. It's very hard to prove that Industry's nearby frack job contaminated your water ... even if your water was clear for decades before and the contamination happened when fracking happened. Industry will fight, deny, lie, hide and litigate their way out of addressing contamination - of air, water or soil. America will not tolerate Industry treating people in this manner. While Phelim is in Europe, telling Europe that the US EPA has not found one case of water contamination from fracking in the 60 years we have been drilling here .... families ARE suffering contamination AND demonization. Is this what PBS wants to promote? Thank you for your time, Hope Forpeace, Producer AK Productions
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your comments.  We appreciate your feedback.
 
Thank you for watching Colorado Public Television.
 
All the Best,
 
 
Jackie
CPT-12 Staff 
Fracking
Posted: February 19, 2014 by Tyler Felker
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
If you don't support fracking turn your heat off during the winter, also park your car and walk everywhere. Call it what you want, but it is a necessary part of this world. Without people like myself you wouldn't have these "luxuries" anymore. Hippocrates "I hate fracking but love my car.... " It makes no sense.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email and take on fracking.
As the quote from the film  Harold and Maude goes “Consistency is not really a human trait.”
This is an issue that will be front and center this election year.
All the Best,
Joan
CPT12 Staff 
Gasland
Posted: January 20, 2014 by Diana Caile
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
Please show Gasland 1
sjtoland@ecentral.com
Posted: January 18, 2014 by Name Withheld
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
If you have tuned in to other television stations, listened to radio, read newspapers, or gone on the internet, you most likely have come across advertising, by the oil and gas industry, promoting fracking. The oil and gas industry is probably the richest, most powerful industry on earth and has pockets deeper than a fracked well. Their propaganda is everywhere, and I don't appreciate seeing it (FrackNation) on Channel 12. I see public television as an alternative to the commercial media which promotes corporate generated falsehoods, and doesn't give us unbiased reporting. Please don't support an industry and viewpoint that has destroyed entire ecosystems and could potentially cause mass extinctions through climate change. Your funds would be better spent exposing how fossil fuels are a large contributor to climate change, and threaten all life support systems on Earth. At the very least, show programs that support unbiased, scientifically accurate accounts of the issue.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email.
Colorado Public Television did air the film Split Estate (a less favorable film on the consequences of fracking) directly before FrackNation this weekend. 
If you missed it, it  will re-air Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 pm on Channel 12.2.
Fracking is a very controversial issue in our region. CPT12 hoped to present our viewers with films that represent different points of view on the issue.
Viewer comments  help guide future CPT12  programming decisions. Thanks for letting us know how you feel.
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff 
FRACKING
Posted: January 18, 2014 by Name Withheld
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
Support fracking. Please show more often and at a better time.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email and support.
All the Best,
Joan
CPT12 Staff 
Posted: January 17, 2014 by Ann Griffin
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
Please show Gasland 1. Very IMPORTANT. Thank you
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email.
Colorado Public Television did air the film Split Estate (a less favorable film on the consequences of fracking) directly before FrackNation this weekend. 
If you missed it, it  will re-air Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 pm on Channel 12.2.
Fracking is a very controversial issue in our region. CPT12 hoped to present our viewers with films that represent different points of view on the issue.
Viewer comments  help guide future CPT12  programming decisions. I will forward your request to air Gasland. Hopefully we can secure the broadcast rights to air.
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff 
Fracked Nation
Posted: January 17, 2014 by Rem Star
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
CPT is a disgrace and another blatant example of how corrupt our society has become. The oil and gas industry has very deep pockets to spread lies, peddle propaganda and silence the truth. We will not be kept in the dark any longer and we demand fair and balanced programming from CPT. Corporate profit should never outweigh the health and safety of people and the environment. All of your members should hold you accountable for your unfair practices.
Disgust!
Posted: January 17, 2014 by Jonnie westerop
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
As we watch the mess unfold in West Virginia with the water - please realize this will be Colorado soon enough. Showing one side of an environmental issue leads to exactly what we are seeing in Virginia. Look closer at the information supplied by Fracknation" - and other documentaries supplied by the fossil fuel industry, and you will find lying, hiding and cheating. Your organization will be responsible for the spread of life damaging pollution, because of your false news stories. Become a news organization or shut your fracking mouths, close your doors - we don't need you!!!
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email and feedback.
I want you to know, Colorado Public Television did also air the film Split Estate (a less favorable film on the consequences of fracking) directly before FrackNation this weekend.  If you missed it, it  will re-air Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 pm on Channel 12.2.
Fracking is a very controversial  issue in our region. CPT12 hoped to present our viewers with different points of view.
CPT12 is a public broadcasting station. As such, we value all comments from our viewers. Your feedback will help us with programming decisions in the future.
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff 
Please show Gasland to be fair
Posted: January 17, 2014 by Margaret Hansen
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
In order to be fair please show Gasland documentary. I have had it already with the oil and gas industry's attempt to blindside the truth. I will be cancelling my membership with CPT if you do not show Gasland.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email and programming suggestion
I have forwarded your comments to our Membership Department.
Hopefully, we can arrange for the broadcast rights to air GasLand in the future.
I believe fracking will be a very hot topic in Colorado this election year.
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff 
Discussing Fracking in Colorado with Shane Davis
Posted: January 17, 2014 by T. Caffrey
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
Please consider airing "Discussing Fracking in Colorado with Shane Davis on The Tim Caffrey Show to give a fact-base discussing about Colorado fracking. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96zOSRwLsao
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email and link.
I will forward it to our Programming Department.
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff 
Balanced discussion on oil/gas
Posted: January 17, 2014 by Jodee Brekke
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
Having BJ Nikkel and other paid proponents of fracking in your studio hardly makes for balanced discussion. Please invite Colorado fractivists into your studio as well as consider airing Gasland. Better yet, sponsor a civil debate between both parties and air it for viewers interested in getting the true facts, not propoganda and industry sponsored spin. The industry has unlimited cash (I hope you have not received any) grassroots groups do not. Help balance the discussion instead of throwing it further into imbalance
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email and suggestion.
Studio 12did produce a program on the pros and cons of fracking in 2011. You can find a link to the episode here. It may be an excellent time to revisit this topic.
I will forward your suggestion to the producer and cohost of Studio 12, Tamara Banks.
Thank you for your feedback.
Sincerely,
Joan
Colorado Public Television (CPT12) 
Fracknation
Posted: January 17, 2014 by Name Withheld
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
I'm appalled that CPT is allowing this film to air. Although mockumentaries can be wonderful, this film does not lie within that genre. It lies in a new category, and I just coined the term - "Crockumentary" This film intends to intentionally mislead the audience on issues very important to Coloradans, and it does so by using blatant lies disguised as truths. Misleading the public on extremely important issues relating to their health and well being, the environment in which they live, the rapidly changing climate, the fiscal impacts of "fracking" is something which I believe CPT12 should distance themselves from to save credibility, but also to avoid an onslaught of what has already been a relentless campaign by the oil and gas industry to force themselves upon - and into - Colorado in any manner they deem fit. PLEASE DO NOT SHOW THIS PIECE OF CORPORATE PROPAGANDA ON YOUR CHANNEL!!
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email and feedback.
I want you to know, Colorado Public Television did also air the film Split Estate (a less favorable film on the consequences of fracking) directly before FrackNation this weekend.  If you missed it, it  will re-air Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 pm on Channel 12.2.
Fracking is a very controversial and complicated issue in our region. CPT12 hoped to present our viewers with different sides of this issue.
Your feedback will help us with programming decisions in the future.
 
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff 
remove frack nation form CPT immediately!
Posted: January 17, 2014 by Steve Zimmerman
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
I am no longer watching CPT! You disgust me and my friends that you would show the 'piece' frack nation when Colorado has had thousands of groundwater contamination associated with oil and gas and nobody is doing a damn thing about it! I will send an email to thousands of people on my list telling them that Colorado Public Television is PAID FOR BY OIL AD GAS!!! You're a disgrace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CPT12 Response:
No, Colorado Public Television is not paid for by oil and gas. If we were, we probably could back off all the pledge drives.
Please know that Colorado Public Television did air the film Split Estate (a less favorable film on the consequences of fracking) directly before FrackNation this weekend. 
If you missed it, it  will re-air Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 pm on Channel 12.2.
Fracking is a big  issue in our region this election year. CPT12 hoped to present our viewers with films that represent different points of view on the issue.
Your  comments do help guide future CPT12  programming decisions. Thanks for letting us know how you feel.
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff 
pro-fracking film
Posted: January 17, 2014 by dr. john lamb
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
Show gasland 1&2 to balance this pro fracking propaganda filmout.g
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email.
Colorado Public Television did air the film Split Estate (a less favorable film on the consequences of fracking) directly before FrackNation this weekend. 
If you missed it, it  will re-air Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 pm on Channel 12.2.
Fracking is a controversial issue in our region. CPT12 hoped to present our viewers with films that represent different points of view on the issue.
Viewer comments  help guide future CPT12  programming decisions. I will forward your request to air Gasland. Hopefully we can secure the broadcast rights to air.
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff 
Posted: January 17, 2014 by Travis A
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
frack nation is absolute vomit! Didn't know humans could be so corrupt. Why in the world would CPT show a film that has zero value in truth? Take it off the air!
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email and feedback.
I have forwarded your comments along with the feedback we have gotten from other viewers to our Membership Department.
Viewer comments  help guide future CPT12  programming decisions.
Thanks for taking the time to let us know how you feel.
 
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff 
Please be fair and show GASLAND
Posted: January 17, 2014 by Name Withheld
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
Frack Nation is not truth and it's not even close to being human. It's paid for by oil and gas money along with the speakers. I'm asking you show Gasland and have three anti fracking experts on hand to discuss what's really been happening in Colorado. There are so many mishaps from the industry that poison our water, air and land. CPT I hope you are fair and balanced.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email and feedback.
I want you to know, Colorado Public Television did also air the film Split Estate (a less favorable film on the consequences of fracking) directly before FrackNation this weekend.  If you missed it, it  will re-air Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 pm on Channel 12.2.
Fracking is a very controversial and complicated issue in our region. CPT12 hoped to present our viewers with both sides of this issue.
CPT12 is a public broadcasting station. As such, we value all comments from our viewers. Your feedback will help us with programming decisions in the future.
I will forward your request to air Gasland. Hopefully we can secure the broadcast rights to air.
 
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff 
REQUEST TO TAKE FRACK NATION OFF THE AIRWAYS
Posted: January 17, 2014 by Sarah L
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
frack nation is nothing but lies! It's a smear tactic to gain support. JUNK JUNK JUNK JUNK JUNK JUNK JUNK I request that you take frack nation off the air because it is so absent of fact that its disgusting! WE NEED RENEWABLES NOT MORE POISON FROM THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY AND THEIR MINIONS.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email and feedback.
I want you to know, Colorado Public Television did also air the film Split Estate (a less favorable film on the consequences of fracking) directly before FrackNation this weekend.  If you missed it, it  will re-air Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 pm on Channel 12.2.
CPT12 values all the comments we receive from our viewers. Your feedback will help us with programming decisions in the future.
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff 
Unbalanced approach to fracking info
Posted: January 17, 2014 by Lee Buchsbaum
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
I find it very frustrating that you will only be presenting a very biased viewpoint regarding fracking on this upcoming show. Each person on your panel is basically funded by oil and gas to present a viewpoint. I demand that you do the same for those opposed to Fracking! Unless of course you are no longer a public television station! This is what I'd expect from GE (NBC), not public broadcasting. If you want to stay true to your charter and mission statement, you should show Gasland, Gasland 2 or have on a panel to discuss the health, environmental, and economic questions associated with fracking--let alone a policy debate and discussion of falling property values and an erosion of civil liberties regarding oil and gas drilling in CO. Sincerely, Lee Buchsbaum
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email and feedback.
I want you to know, Colorado Public Television did also air the film Split Estate (a less favorable film on the consequences of fracking) directly before FrackNation this weekend.  If you missed it, it  will re-air Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 pm on Channel 12.2.
Fracking is a very controversial and complicated issue in our region. CPT12 hoped to present our viewers with both sides of this issue.
CPT12 is still a public broadcasting station. As such, we value all comments from our viewers. Your feedback will help us with programming decisions in the future.
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff 
SHOW GASLAND
Posted: January 17, 2014 by Doug F
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
Did CPT receive $$$ to show the piece of crap film frack nation? These people are liers.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email.
No, Colorado Public Television did not receive a big check from Big Oil to air FrackNation.
Colorado Public Television did air the film Split Estate (a less favorable film on the consequences of fracking) directly before FrackNation this weekend. 
If you missed it, it  will re-air Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 pm on Channel 12.2.
Fracking is a very controversial issue in our region. CPT12 hoped to present our viewers with films that represent different points of view on the issue.
Viewer comments  help guide future CPT12  programming decisions. I will forward your request to air Gasland. Hopefully we can secure the broadcast rights to air.
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff 
TERRIBLE MISTAKE TO SHOW frack nation
Posted: January 17, 2014 by Susan W
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
Unbelievable that you'd show that piece of trash on our TV. If there's one thing I've learned it's that the oil and gas industry is corrupt and all the information they are putting out are LIES LIES LIES! CPT should be ashamed to view such trash. The 'film makers' of the mockumentary frack nation are garbage and are poor excuses of humans with dignity. In fact, they have no pulse for humanity and health. SICK!!
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email and feedback.
I have forwarded your comments along with the feedback we have gotten from other viewers to our Membership Department.
Viewer comments  help guide future CPT12  programming decisions.
Thanks for taking the time to let us know how you feel.
 
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff 
Please air GASLAND 1 and inform them that frack nation
Posted: January 17, 2014 by Kedric Szana
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
Hello, I would like to see GASLAND 1 aired on your station. This is important for the public to understand with frack nation spreading false information. Please air this well composed documentary. Kedric
Frack Nation **asap please**
Posted: January 17, 2014 by Shane Davis
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
I want to bring to your attention that the showing of 'frack nation' is a bit disturbing in that, the information presented is slander with corrupt oil and gas special interest and appears to not be an accurate portrayal of oil and gas extraction but rather the desensitizing of the citizens of Colorado. Some facts about Frack Nation: http://truth-out.org/news/item/16757-exposed-fracknation-deploys-tobacco-playbook-in-response-to-gasland-2 http://www.desmogblog.com/2013/05/28/fracknation-part-two-koch-industries-ties-bind https://vimeo.com/69627896 www.pinkskyny.com I advise the showing of GASLAND 1 please.
don't show FrackNation!!
Posted: January 17, 2014 by joyce cheney
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
I support bps financially. However, I will not continue to do so if you show Fracknation or other industry-PR propaganda. That film is full of outright lies and misleading, out-of-context statements. It is not balanced or truthful. It is harmful to Colorado and beneficial only to oil and gas corporations. Instead, show Gasland, Gasland 11, and Josh Fox's new film THE SKY IS PINK
Thanks!
Posted: January 17, 2014 by Marco B
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
Just found out you are going to be showing FrackNation this weekend. Thank you for presenting all sides of the debate. It seems there is a particular demographic (primarily political) that feels public television belongs to them and that only programs that promote, and agree with, their beliefs and opinions should be aired on public television. Anything aired that doesn't meet their self-imposed delusions, and, OMG, they will never support public television again!! Grow up people. Thank you CPT12 for refusing to be bullied by these bullies. I wanted to get to one of the past local viewings of FrackNation, but was never able to. Now I can watch it on CPT12! My only complaint is that you put it on at a time (1-3am, or 3-5am) that makes it difficult for many people to watch, including myself (no DVR service).
CPT12 Response:
Thanks for writing.  We are glad you enjoy our programming.  Thank you for the encouraging words also.  We try to make programming during pledge time available during prime time and late hours such as 1-5 am in the morning.  This was not one of those times.  I will let the appropriate person aware of your request.
Thank you for watching and supporting Colorado Public Television.
Sincerely,
Jackie
CPT-12 Staff  
One more thing...
Posted: November 4, 2013 by Bree H
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
I forgot to add one more comment in my former posting which I think is important to note. When I watched FrackNation, Even though I am extremely opposed to Fracking, I learned something I otherwise would not have. Some of the Farmers that signed leases to allow Fracking on their lands stated that had they not they would not have been able to continue farming as they have for generations and that the monies they earned from these leases enabled them to keep their farms and their way of life. This is important to take note of because it is yet another sad and revealing point that our Farmers are struggling so much they can't afford to lovingly and responsibly work their land to grow healthy food. Take notice of this important disclosure. Why can't they afford to keep their lands intact without having to make these types of deals? I think that question bears answer, which, when answered, will be fairly, responsibly and expeditiously presented on CPT12 to it's members, viewers and loyal audience. Thank you CPT12, I don't know what I would do without you.
Fracknation AND Split Estate
Posted: November 4, 2013 by Bree H
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
I am a dedicated viewer of CPT12 Programming and although I am completely opposed to Hydraulic Fracking, I am supportive that both sides of this issue were presented by CPT12 Public Broadcasting. Fracknation was clearly a propaganda piece, and a poorly done one at that. I thought it was rather astute that Split Estate was aired directly following the broadcasting of Fracknation I watched, yes, back to back. Split Estate was much more compelling because of it's content of people impacted, Scientists, Dr.'s, etc. Fracknation was clearly a propaganda piece. I appreciate that both were aired, as it's important to keep our minds open with discernment and see what opposing sides to our views, beliefs are saying, purporting, propagandizing. I always appreciate when someone is open and willing to listen to information that is necessary and important but opposite to their views. I consider them intelligent, even if they disagree, but still listen and consider. Too many folks today seem asleep to some extremely important and pressing issues we're facing today, even when there are compelling FACTS and EVIDENCE. They close their eyes, stick their fingers in their ears and say "La, la, la, la, la..." with their mouths. So, I say well done CPT12 for not doing that and giving us the opportunity to use our own intelligence to discern our own truths. Bravo!
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your comments.  You are right, one should look at both sides to form a opinion.
 
Thank you for both of your e-mails and for watching Colorado Public Television.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
CPT-12 Staff 
FrackNation
Posted: October 27, 2013 by Brenda Carrasco
Program: FrackNation (31 comments)
As a longtime supporter of Ch12, going back to KBDI days, I was disappointed by the airing of this propaganda piece. I will no longer support my local public station and am now cancelling our monthly membership withdrawal from our account. I cannot, nor will NOT support a station that draws support & funding from the Koch brothers, then airs propaganda such as FrackNation that has the ability to mislead AND HARM the public, people, & our health with this dangerous misinformation coming from this all powerful industry that has PROVEN time & again the do NOT give 2 shakes about anything BUT the bottom line-$$$$$$$$!!! It is the height of hipocrisy to accept funding from the very people that rally AGAINST public tax dollars being used to fund PUBLIC television/radio...or anything that benefits " the common man/public"- yet it is good enough for these hipocrites to use this media avenue they are against when the message is THEIR message??! Amerikans for Prosperity??! Are you freakin kidding me-since when does public tv take on as an acceptable parnership the VERY people that have called for the end of stations like CPT12! Their mantra is always to dismantle ALL public tv and radio funded by taxpayers. I could care less at this point about this crap you are airing-you lost me and my family will NOT watch Koch funded tv anymore, nor keep a membership with you. Let your detractors & haters fund you. Brenda C
CPT12 Response:
Woa! Let’s step back a bit.
CPT12 has aired Split Estate, an anti fracking documentary, numerous times in the past including last weekend. We have aired FrackNation at the request of viewers who wanted to explore the other side of the issue. We have not received any financial support from the Koch brothers.
The producers of Fracknation cite the economic benefit to farmers leasing their property for drilling and the nation’s ability to become energy self sufficient.
The producers of Split Estate cite environmental degradation (including water, air and soil) and community health concerns.
We all need and use energy. We all need a healthy environment to thrive. Fracking is a complex issue. There needs to  be a balance somewhere.
I do not know the answer, but I am proud that CPT12 aired these two documentaries representing both sides of this issue.
Thank you for your past support. I am sorry you no longer feel that you can support the station.
Sincerely,
Joan
CPT12 Staff  

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