Friday, March 25, 2011

APTN: The native network that’s getting a nation’s attention: Globe

Planetguys reported it on Monday and now the Globe and Mail's Marsha Lederman has noted that APTN, the aboriginal television network, has grabbed national attencion with its reporting on the Carson scandal.

Lederman writes:

" . . .(Paul) Barnsley, 54, is responsible for APTN Investigates, the show that broke the Bruce Carson story – a government-connected scandal that has been picked up by every major news outlet in the country, and has received a lot of attention on Parliament Hill.
"It’s a rare moment in the spotlight for APTN, a network that languishes high up on the dial, and whose newsroom operates on a much smaller scale than its mainstream competitors. “There’s a lot of people in this country that don’t know we exist,” says Barnsley.
"Launched in 1999, APTN offers programming about first nations, Inuit and Métis, ranging from cartoons (Little Bear) to drama series (Blackstone) to news programming in English, French and several aboriginal languages. Most of the programming originates in Canada, but you’ll also find Hollywood films and Northern Exposure reruns – and a lot of infomercials. . . ."

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