You mean this one? http://www.news-record.com/content/2012/07/21/article/tv_news_station_out_in_the_cold
Thought I'd beat FOXENG to the punch in posting it..
I'm no fan of Time Warner cable. (I use OTA for most of my viewing and just use TWC's broadcast cable package as a backup.)
That having been said, I don't think Greensboro residents have a legitimate complaint against TWC for not carrying WGSR.
After all, WGSR is a low-power station, not a full-power station. Few cable systems carry LPTV stations.
Even with a rooftop antenna, it could be hard for many Greensboro area residents to pick up WGSR over-the-air, so why should TWC carry it?
This! doesn't have a strong enough library of movies to make it a very compelling choice for a subchannel, especially for people who have cable or satellite.
A lot of the movies on This! are MGM stuff, but not the stuff from the glory years of the studio. Turner owns that, I think.
Local stations have moved away from showing movies, and the broadcast networks have stopped making miniseries and made-for-TV movies.
Before cable and satellite took over the world, there used to be a lot more movies on broadcast TV.
Some of them were pretty bad, but it was nice to have them around.
I wish the Raleigh market still had a weather subchannel. There used to be two, one on WTVD and one on WNCN, but both were eliminated.
I don't understand why UNC-TV devotes a full-time subchannel to children's programming.
Even Nickelodeon switches away from children's programming in the evening.
UNC-TV could switch that channel over to documentaries, how-to shows, and other kinds of programming at night.
I'm not objecting to the main channel having some children's programming during the daytime, as public television has always had.
What I don't understand is why the subchannel is kids' programming 24 hours a day. Are kids watching at midnight or 2:00 a.m.?
I guess having a full-time channel would allow the subchannel to air more programs per day, and people who have DVRs could time-shift the shows to a time when kids would actually be awake. Even so, I think UNC-TV could make better use of the subchannel by airing other types of programming on it after, say, 8:00 p.m.
I have never seen the Create channel that some public television stations carry.
Apparently it was launched by a company called American Public Television that distributes programming, from a variety of producers, to local public TV stations.
I've seen their logo at the end of shows on public TV..
I like the UNC Explorer channel, UNC-EX, especially when it replays Ken Burns' documentaries.
He can make just about any topic interesting.