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Sen. Brackett asks if he can go on TV

Sen. Bert Brackett, R-Rogerson, asked IPTV General Manager Peter Morrill if he’d be allowed to come on IPTV to advocate for or against funding. “We really haven’t produced any TV programs about the funding issue for Idaho Public Television,” Morrill responded. “If we were to produce such a program, I would imagine you could be invited to be on the program.” Brackett then criticized Idaho Public Television for allowing legislators to come on its shows and express opinions, including about funding IPTV. “I think your programming can and does stand on its own merits,” Brackett said. “But when individual legislators come on to advocate, I wonder if that gives them a political advantage.” Responded JFAC Co-Chair Maxine Bell, R-Jerome, “Thank you, senator, I think that was a comment” rather than a question for Morrill.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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