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Colorado Inside Out

Colorado Inside Out

Thursday, March 5 at 10:00 am on Channel 12.2
As CPT12's flagship public affairs program, this series presents a thought-provoking and in-depth weekly analysis of Colorado current affairs by a panel of highly-informed journalists, activists and professional ... [See more]

Upcoming Episodes

Colorado Inside Out
Friday, March 6 at 8:00 pm on Channel 12.1
Colorado Inside Out
Friday, March 13 at 8:00 pm on Channel 12.1

Past Episodes

Colorado Inside Out
Thursday, February 26 at 10:00 am on Channel 12.2
Colorado Inside Out
Thursday, February 19 at 10:00 am on Channel 12.2

Viewer Comments

Police Shooting
Posted: February 1, 2015 by Stan Morton
Program: Colorado Inside Out
I am disgusted with media coverage of the shooting of a person in a stolen vehicle with a very long record of crime in a very short life. Everyone there in the news media and especially Channel 12 seems to want to sweep this under the rug. Credible? I think not. Balanced coverage of any event is seldom if ever a disposition of Channel 12. However, I agree with an investigation of the actions of ALL persons involved in the incident. The parents, calling for a federal investigation, want us to believe that their child, with a criminal record, was simply a misguided young person. Their parenting is suspect at best. She was in fact a person trying to escape police arrest for driving a stolen car. The witnesses in the car must have known the driver was inclined to escape since they were riding in a stolen vehicle. She had done it before. All in the stolen vehicle are involved in the crime of auto theft and should be investigated as well. At least Mr. Dezutti's panel makes no pretense. They are truly liberally transparent.
Posted: January 31, 2015 by Sandy Jameson
Program: Colorado Inside Out
Why is it that you still get away with stacking the deck against conservatives and anyone who disagrees with the leftwing agenda? So, last night we had Susan Greene, liberal; Penfield Tate, Democrat, Patricia Calhoun, liberal and the moderator too. David Kopel is incredibly bright but is ALWAYS outnumbered. All three liberal panelists spoke in support of the most intrusive, freedom robbing health care debacle forced on the American people. Poll after poll shows the people HATE it and still channel 12 has to make sure that people like Kopel are a voice in the wilderness. You guys claim to care about fairness but that's just a ruse. You're about pushing your agenda on people who want to be left alone. Until you have TWO! Count 'em TWO conservatives vs. TWO liberals, your program will be a sham.
CPT12 Response:
 Thank you very much for your note and comment. We always appreciate hearing from our viewers, even when they have a problem with what they are watching.
Over our 23 years, Colorado Inside Out has always strived to have a panel that reflects diversity in many different aspects. Be it progressive, conservative, gender, ethnic or professional experience, we like bringing people from many different backgrounds to the program.
Because of that policy, we often have different episodes with various balances.
As you point out, last week we had both Penfield Tate and Susan Greene, along with David and Patty. Pen was a Democratic lawmaker and Susan is the editor of Colorado Independent.com, so they will bring those experiences with them to the panel.
But last week, our panel included Eric Sondermann and Dan Haley. Dan currently works for a conservative public policy firm and Eric tends to agree with David on various issues, although perhaps not with the same arguments.
And next week, it will be different again.
My point is that bringing balance to a program isn’t achieved in every episode, but is achieved over the long haul.  We aren’t interested in simply providing and equal number of “conservative” and “progressive “ viewpoints. While that may seem balanced in one way, it’s also a very limited way to look at a diverse pool of panelists.
I hope you will continue to watch Colorado Inside Out and see what I mean over the long haul. And by all means, let us know what you think, as we always try to do what we do better.
Thank you for watching and supporting Colorado Public Television.
Dominic Dezzutti
Colorado Public Television
Catching up on shows
Posted: January 5, 2015 by Susan Hall
Program: Colorado Inside Out
Patricia Calhoun says on Dec. 26th that if there were someway to stop the campaign's being all about what my dad used to say, "that all mighty dollar," she would be all for it. Well good news Patricia there is a Green Party that is growing and they believe that there candidates should not take funding from Corporations. Penfield Tate III! Said there weren't enough Democrats turning out to vote in Colorado. I think that is true, but there is a reason; the reason is that at a national level both parties were doing many of the same things. Obama & both senators signed the NDAA, they both seem to be for the Keystone XL, fracking, they haven't really come out against cleared hostages being released from Guantanamo AFTER 13 years, longer than the Nazi camps, the drones, continued war, immigration policies to help those southern Americans, and other issues. It isn't what they say, but what they have done. I am so glad to see Udall stand up now for those innocent people tortured. Surely the US should be concerned about those kidnapped and tortured all over the world like the German, the father of a British family, the Australian, and many from all over the continent of Asia now in Guantanamo and Were tortured in lack sites with so much secrecy. Thank you Udall for standing now to tell the Senate and the public of the tortured and murdered by the CIA. I haven't seen any other Democrat senators do this, the right thing. I hope he and other senators reguire accountability the same way anyone would be put on trial for kidnapping, torture and murder in the US. I see Germany does have a law suit started and I'm not sure if it is the individual or the country. I do believe at least ine of the father's of an Asian you g man tried to bring a law suit. They should continue to release both the cleared hostages held in Guantanamo and the total information or memos to the public. How can a government be for and by the people if they are not allowed to know what is going on. There was a time when we had to say the calvary could not shoot Native Americans, Southerners can not lynch African Americans, Service men could not shoot whole villages of people in the Mei Li massacre and today we need to say it is not open season to imprison, drone, torture, bomb or anything else without charges and a fair unbiased trial, even then we need a civilization that is not so sedistic that they torture and in any way can keep it secret. I thought one of the soeakers, David Kobel, who likes to spread a negitive comments without particularly giving detailed reasons why. An example of this is how he speaks about the mayor of Denver. I almost thought for the first time he wasn't going to spread a bunch of demanizing when he suggested there were some real challenges in investing in the Denver Colisium, but then he added a negitve statement about the Denver mayor. Maybe there is good reason, but I think it is a poor professional presentation to not have reasons and details to back up the statements made about a professional.
CPT12 Response:
Thank you for your email.
I have forwarded your comments to the producer and host of Colorado Inside Out, Dominic Dezzutti. He will pass your comments on to Ms. Calhoun, Mr. Tate and Mr. Kopel.
Thanks for your feedback and thank you for watching Colorado Public Television.
All the best for this New Year,
CPT12 Staff

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