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Because I didn’t grow up here

I don't know the answer. So I'm asking.

Has there ever been a time in Spokane when picking up a television signal from Canada was pretty standard?

As I kid, I lived reasonably close to the Canadian border (closer than Spokane is) in two different states. And watching the CBC was pretty routine. But I think that's because it was a part of the cable lineups.

Anyway, it just seems wrong to me to live this close to our neighbor to the north and not be able to pick up “Hockey Night in Canada.”     

Anyone else remember “The Newsroom”?

It was a dark Canadian comedy set in a television news operation.

It made me laugh. But not everyone would enjoy it. One episode included a confused politician saying “I believe life begins at masturbation.”   

Just wondering

The start of the 11-month National Hockey League season seems like a good time to ask how many cable TV subscribers wish the CBC was part of their lineup of channels.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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