Although the six o'clock news on WCAV TV-19 was preempted by the CBS broadcast of the US Open Men's Tennis Final, Political Mondays was shown on the local ABC station WVAW TV-16. This is one of the benefits of both network affiliates being part of the Charlottesville Newsplex. Last weeks Political Mondays was an abbreviated segment due to US Open Tennis and not posted online. The topic was the President Obama address on education. Joe Thomas thought the speech was fine, but that it shouldn't have been mandatory. I pointed out it never was mandatory, and that I thought having the president speak directly to school students was a terrific opportunity. I wish all students had the opportunity to see the speech live - or at least on tape delay - followed by classroom discussion.
Political Mondays videos online:
September 14, 2009 - Topics: Tea Party event in Wash. D.C. (Joe Thomas); Conflicting Plans associated with McIntire Road Extended in McIntire Park (Peter Kleeman); First Anniversary of Lehman Brothers failure (Jim Hanchett-moderator)
September 7, 2009 - Show abbreviated due to US Open Tennis coverage. Topic: Obama address on education to school students.
August 31, 2009 Topics: Why is the dredging contract cost twice expectations? (Joe Thomas); the Future of McIntire Park - is the proposed Botanical Garden at McIntire Park a good idea? (Peter Kleeman).
August 24, 2009 Topics: Desirability of the Commonwealth of Virginia contracting out major government responsibilities (Peter Kleeman); Never count on government - private enterprise is always the answer. (Joe Thomas)
August 17, 2009: Topics: Places 29 Report (Joe Thomas); Need for Civil Discourse among elected officials and the public (Peter Kleeman); Will a health care bill be passed this year? (Dan Schutte).
August 10, 2009: Topics: "Photo Red" Approval by Albemarle County Board of Supervisors (Peter Kleeman); Tom In Your Town meetings (Joe Thomas).
August 3, 2009: Topics: Fraudulent letters sent to Rep. Tom Perriello (Joe Thomas); Federal Cash for Clunkers program (Dan Schutte).
July 27, 2009: Topics: Fifty-year water supply plan (Peter Kleeman); Virgil Goode, Jr. not seeking US Congressional seat in 2010 (Joe Thomas).
July 20, 2009: Topics: Charlottesville rally against healthcare proposals (Joe Thomas); US Army Corps of Engineers letter denying permit to construct McIntire Road Extended (Peter Kleeman).