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.