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The University of Iowa students fret over the disappearance of Doctor Who from the IPBN schedules, The Daily Iowan, March 1979

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In response to the letter titled "Who Will Save lovable Dr. Who?" (DI, March 5) I urge than no one try to save such trivia. After all, the commercial networks offer a plethora of such programs, especially for those who think they need lowbrow entertainment to round out their educations. The 10 p.m. slot offers three local news programs geared to horror and trivia buffs. Why have it on the alternative station, too?

If Dr. Who. is necessary for the public welfare, let us write letters asking that is be scheduled during the afternoon time period (3 to 3:30 p.m.) so that the greatest number of children can enjoy it with their corn crunchier. Such programming should give the kids a break from commercials.

However, while we support such alternatives, let me suggest that you mention how important it would be to have a public news program on at 10 p.m. Those people who are handicapped hearing impaired or commercial allergic) must wait until midnight to see the ABC captioned news on IPBN. When you are already handicapped, losing sleep can really put you out of the mainstream. Imagine how the public welfare might be served if PBS had its own hour-long newscast geared to people who would like to know about what's really going on instead of merely hearing headlines, watching announcers giggle between commercials or following in-depth reporting of how a puppy was found.

Kenneth Truse

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