And the controversy surrounding public decency and the public access cable channel continues:
- More dirty dancing tapes surface; Public access TV vote delayed, reported by KHOU CBS Channel 11
- Council delays renewing public access TV contract — Mayor’s aide says ‘cooling’ period needed in brouhaha over nude show, reported by Houston Chronicle. “Houston City Council voted today to spend four weeks trying to address concerns about offensive content on the local public access cable before deciding whether to renew the $800,000 contract with the station’s operator.“
- D.A. says access channel video not obscene, reported by KHOU CBS Channel 11
- Full frontal nudity on public access leads to action, reported by KHOU CBS Channel 11. “…many city councilmembers got their first look Monday at a sexually explicit, jaw-dropping video that aired on Houston’s public access channel creating a bitter fight between city leaders.“
- a little nudity
- more news items on the City’s censorship issue
- round-up of local news, 7/4
- DEBATING OBSCENITY; A question of oversight — MediaSource, City Council try to quell uproar over nudity on TV, reported by Houston Chronicle. “As the council weighs whether to renew the channel’s $800,000 contract amid concerns over a recent program that showed several nude women, MediaSource officials sought Monday to quell the controversy.“
- Houston Chronicle links expire after a couple of days. Articles are archived after a few days. If you want to access these articles after that, you either have to be a subscriber or go to the Houston Public Library and access the database using your Library Power Card.
- KHOU CBS Channel 11 requires a registrationn.