Saturday, October 04th, 2008 | Author:

It’s been years since we’ve had cable TV, which is basically an expensive way to waste time. So we just used the old-fashioned antenna to watch the occasional PBS program. For a while, we watched the network evening news, until I got so disgusted by the following that I just stopped watching.

  • Network news programs are more about entertainment than enlightenment
  • They all cover the same 4 or 5 stories each night
  • They are incredibly biased and shallow
  • Often, they are nothing more than a mouthpiece for the government

So when a lightning strike fried our TV, I was not especially concerned. In fact, we haven’t even replaced it and probably won’t. But I do like to keep up with what’s going on, so I have collected a very long list of bookmarks from around the world, a time-consuming proposition.

But thanks once again to my hubby (and an email from Ben Venzke) I have a real option. It’s called LiveStation and it’s free. A quick download, and you have a well-designed program that plays streaming video from around the world.

They have partnerships with C-span, BBC, Bloomberg, Russia Today, Al Jazeera, France 24, NASA TV, and many others. In addition, people have added links to over 1200 other stations that can be downloaded.

This is a gold mine of news. Go get it!

Category: news, software
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