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Not just another pretty face

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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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My dear Mr. Truse, you must be affected all the jiggle shows, for you have missed our point (DI, March 12). Dr. Who is different in style and content from American television with its sent) innuendo, gratuitous violence, inanity and geed Dr. Who is a delightfully unpretentious British import.

The local news, though filled with trivia, only horrifies people who have developed aesthete sensibilities. IBPN does provide a few minutes of news at 10 and 10:30, beautifully summing up what it takes every other network half an hour to say. And if you tuned in to the alternative network at 10:30, you'd see PBS's half-hour news show, The MacNeil-Lehrer Report. As for captioned news, hearing-impaired persons in many areas benefit from simultaneous sign-language translation of news programs, which gets much more across than captioned news.

We never claimed that Dr. Who would promote the general welfare, ensure domestic tranquility or stop inflation. IPBN's afternoon schedule offers excellent programming the way it is. We feel obliged to point out, however, that Dr. who was scheduled on Wednesday afternoons about two years ago. Dr. Who is not just another pretty face. It in one of the longest running shows in England (nearly 15 years), and has more adult than minor viewers in this country. It is g lighthearted show that does not take itself seriously and does not have the preprogrammed mass appeal of the network wunderkind's brainstorms.

The Quest is the Quest.

Dave Wilford
Ray Garton
Mike Miller
Rod Coulter
Mike Andreski
Brandon Ray
Joan Zimmerman
Evans Jacobson
Dave Kite
Rob Akenbauer

for the Dr. Who Permanent Floating Fan Club

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