In trying to make themselves into another KCET (with possibly the same long-term prospects), Orange County’s PBS SoCal public TV channel is abandoning its viewers and the ties it long-developed here when it was the lonely OC-focused, Huntington Beach-based KOCE, UHF Channel 50. Per the union-funded Voice of OC via the OC Business Journal: Local PBS Cancels ‘Real Orange,’ OC’s Main TV News Show at year-end.
On this You Tube video from the April 10th Real Orange program (PBS SOCal, KOCE Channel 50), Panelists
Mark Petracca (pictured), Rick Reiff, Michael Capaldi and Chris Mears discuss the ongoing FBI investigation of OC Supervisor Janet Nguyen‘s campaign fundraising.
Petracca, a UC Irvine Professor, also raises the very pertinent question of why the Orange County District Attorney has been less than aggressive about investigating OC politicos — versus the FBI. He also suggests that the investigation is excellent fodder for anyone planning to run against the Supervisor next year as she’s already planning her campaign for the 34th State Senate District next year to be vacated by Democrat Lou Correa. Nguyen is termed off the Board of Supervisors in 2016.
Once monthly, KOCE’s (PBS SoCal) Real Orange new program runs a good panel discussion between two local liberals and two conservatives.
In this You Tube video (7:42) from Wednesday, Chris Mears, Mark Petracca, Rick Reiff and Michael Capaldi discuss Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach’s potential run for California Governor in 2014.
Watch The Grand Jury, Supervisor Janet Nguyen and Medi-Cal on PBS. See more from KOCE.
The video above is from the KOCE TV program Real Orange. This episode features “The Grand Jury, Supervisor Janet Nguyen and Medi-Cal.” The host is Ann Pulice, with guests, Mark Petracca, Chris Mears, Rick Reiff and Michael Capaldi, discussing Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen’s dispute with a Grand Jury report that said she helped trigger an implosion of Cal-Optima…which administers Medi-Cal for nearly half a million OC residents. Continue reading
Did the airing by the OC political blogs of the rumors and the smarmy politics that bubbled up from the need to ensure that Chris Norby and Bruce Whitaker continued to have public sector paychecks finally force County government to open the Clerk-Recorder, Public Administrator and Auditor-Controller positions for public applications? We hope so, as the MSM hasn’t exactly been on top of a growing controversy. Continue reading