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Heads Up

March 2, 2007 12:47 PM

This is just a heads up that Rich Pogin is scheduled to appear tonight on TPT's Almanac. That's at 7:00 PM on channel 2, repeated late tonight at 1:00 AM, Saturday night at 7:00 PM (channel 17), and again Sunday morning at 9:30. I hope to grab the clip and have it here soon after it airs.

If you want to see what Mike Opat had to say in the same forum, visit the Almanac Video Archive. The page is organized backwards (most recent show is at the bottom of the page, Opat appeared on February 9), and regrettably offers only streaming Real Media files (be sure to get Real Alternative if you absolutely must watch a Real clip -- avoid the "free" Real player at all costs). And be patient. The clips on this page generally take a very long time to start, but eventually they do.

Also, if you want a preview of tonight, check out the video archive over at WCCO TV. Unfortunately, this is a Flash page, meaning I can't link directly to the video (annoying in the highest degree), but if you click on the Search tab and enter "ballpark" the most recent listed video features Pogin.

Here's hoping we hear something conciliatory tonight, even hopeful.

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Well done Rick. Always enjoy the sight even though there rarely is GOOD news.

Posted on March 2, 2007 at 5:30 PM by JK Highlight this comment 1

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