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Mission Statement

To provide MGTV’s audience with live and taped coverage of all branches of Michigan government;

To provide elected or appointed officials and others who would influence public policy a direct conduit to the audience without filtering or otherwise distorting their points of view.

To provide the audience; through the call-in programs, direct access to elected officials, other policymakers and journalists on an occasional open basis;

To provide students and educators with a working knowledge of the three branches of Michigan government;

To employ production values that accurately convey the business of government without distracting from it; and to conduct all other aspects of its operations consistent with these principles.

MGTV Programming Policies

Michigan Government Television (MGTV) will use its best efforts:

To provide programming that is fair, accurate, balanced and without regard to partisanship or ideology. MGTV’s coverage is intended to offer viewers access to government deliberations. MGTV’s segments will be unedited;

To provide programming which will be scheduled by the Executive Director in a manner which recognizes the role of timeliness in the value of information. Programming with content which does not lose value through immediacy may be delayed and replayed on a tape delayed basis;

To provide programming and scheduling of telecasts which will reflect a variety of possible subject matter and deliberating bodies. Balance shall also reflect the importance of covering issues of interest to particular geographic areas;

To keep statistics which insure a reasonable representation of the three branches of Michigan government;

To provide programming and scheduling consistent with MGTV’s mission with the understanding that MGTV’s resources are limited. The MGTV Board delegates full authority to the Executive Director in making decisions.

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