Citizens for Access to the Arts joined by NYC officials and arts organizations
at City Hall to express opposition to Time Warner Cable, Inc's decision to
NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2012
NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Citizens for Access to the Arts was
joined by NYC Arts Organizations and NYC elected officials yesterday at City
Hall to express their opposition to Time Warner Cable, Inc's decision to drop
Ovation. Numerous individuals from arts organizations joined in chants
including "Save Ovation," "Time Warner Cable - do the right thing!" "Don't be
a scrooge Time Warner Cable," "Save the arts!"
New York State Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn), Council Member Robert Jackson
(D-Manhattan), Council Member Gale Brewer (D-Manhattan), and Council Member
Leticia James (D-Brooklyn) joined Ira Goldberg, Executive Director of the Arts
Students League of NY and Morgan Jacobs of RxArt in speaking against Time
Warner Cable, Inc's decision to drop the only arts cable network.
Council Member Leticia James started the chant, "Save Ovation" along with
giving a tremendously powerful speech in opposition of Time Warner Cable,
Inc. "Children need to express themselves. And as someone who loved the arts
as a child, and someone who found her inner voice as a result of the arts,
it's really critically important that we have Ovation."
"New York City, the center for the arts and the cultural institution of the
world, and yet Time Warner Cable (TWC) wants to deprive its customers from the
Ovation Channel, the only network in the country dedicated to the arts and
culture. Ovation provides access to culturally enrich programming that
inspires creativity, enhances our knowledge, and stimulates different forms of
expression, especially in our children. I urge TWC to hear our pleads and keep
Ovation on air," said Council Member Robert Jackson.
Below is a link to a video of yesterday's press conference as well a several
About Citizen's for Access to the Arts
Citizens for Access to the Arts is a coalition of organizations and
individuals committed to the idea that everyone deserves access to the arts.
We support increased funding for arts education in schools, increased support
for public arts institutions and expanded distribution of arts content through
mass media channels including cable television.
SOURCE Citizens for Access to the Arts
Contact: Catherine Fee, +1-516-880-8170
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