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Evanston times (see below)

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Chicago, Illinois:

MON.10:00-11AM, Labor Express radio....WLUW-FM 88.7
THU..9:30-10:00PM, Labor Beat television...CABLE Ch 19
FRI...4:30- 5:00PM, Labor Beat television....CABLE Ch 19

Evanston, Illinois:

MON.10:00-11AM, Labor Express radio...WLUW-FM 88.7
MON..5:30-6:00PM, Labor Beat television....CABLE Ch 6
WED..7:00-7:30PM, Labor Beat television....CABLE Ch 6
Live studio shows on some preannounced Wednesdays!
SAT..12:30-1:00AM, Labor Beat television....CABLE Ch 6

Rockford, Illinois:

TUE..8:30-9:00PM, Labor Beat television...CABLE Ch 17

Urbana, Illinois:

SUN..4:00PM, 30 min within 60, Labor Beat...COMCAST 6

Illinois Southern Counties:

TUE..10:00-10:30PM, Labor Beat television...Charter Ch 18

St. Louis, Missouri:

MON..8:30-9:00PM, Labor Beat television...CABLE Ch 21
SAT..3:00-3:30PM, Labor Beat television.....CABLE Ch 21

Princeton, New Jersey:

TUE..11:00-11:30AM, Labor Beat television..CABLE Ch 30
FRI..1:00-1:30AM, Labor Beat television........CABLE Ch 30
SAT..7:00-7:30PM, Labor Beat television......CABLE Ch 30

Rochester, New York:

MON..7:30-8:00PM, Labor Beat television..WGCE-TV Ch 6

Other cities. Days and times vary.

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Some labor-and-media documents

A past Labor Beat newsletter described how Labor Beat operates and makes our appeal for support from you and your union. Also, Your letters of commendation may help us find some grant support.

Labor Media in Chicago: Issues and Perspectives, an article by Larry Duncan, 13kb.

Newsletter archives of UPPNet, the Union Producers and Programmers Network.

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