Episode #44: They're Everywhere!
First Broadcast: 4/17/95
A polemic against the insidious menace of coffee bars.
Episode #45: I Like Chubby Hubby
First Broadcast: 4/24/95 Repeated: 5/14/01
All the ridiculousness surrounding the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, the second anniversary of the ATF's seige of David Koresh's house in Waco, Texas, in 1993-- a coincidence which was lost on many Americans soon after the disaster.
Episode #46: Much Worse Than Caligula
First Broadcast: 5/1/95
One of our many visits with the Free New York round table.
Episode #47: All you need is a dollar, a dream, and a
thousand rounds of ammunition.
First Broadcast: 5/8/95
The round table continues, as it usually does.
Episode #48: I Smoke Two Joints
First Broadcast: 5/15/95 Repeated: 5/13/96, 1/13/97, 5/15/00
On 5/15/00, MNN's full-screen graphic was on from at least 1:57am (when I started watching) to 2:01am, then replaced by MNN's schedule bumpers until 2:02, when our episode was joined in progress, cutting off our opening animation and our "Free New York" title. Our episode title was only shown for about 2 seconds, as opposed to the original 10 second length (more or less). The episode was cut off before the end of our program, meaning the transmission ended without showing any of our end credits. The program abruptly cut to MNN's schedule bumpers, and no other program followed, which means that MNN deliberately prevented our end credits from being shown, even though there was no reason to prevent MNN from showing them. Since there were no problems with any of the previous three transmissions of this particular episode, I can only conclude that MNN either deliberately tried to conceal all identifying information of Free New York from this week's cablecast, or was severely negligent. I am very annoyed, to say the least. (This episode was finally returned to me on 2/10/01, almost nine months after I last handed it in to MNN. What they were doing with it all this time, I still don't know. Right now I'm just glad to have it back.)
Part 1 of a 2-part series covering the Marijuana Legalization rally outside the Chrysler Building on May 6, 1995. Featured speakers include the founder of the San Francisco Cannabis Buyer's Club, Dennis Peron, and a spokesperson from NORML, the National Organization for Reformation Of Marijuana Laws. Continued in Episode #49
Episode #49: The Grand Lizards
First Broadcast: 5/22/95 Repeated: 1/20/97 (Program started, then interrupted by a black screen for about 1 minute, then rewound and started again), 5/10/99
Part 2 of a 2-part series (part 1, obviously, is in Episode #48) covering the Marijuana Legalization rally outside the Chrysler Building on May 6, 1995, featuring "The Pieman," among many others.
Episode #50: Fascism in '96
First Broadcast: 6/5/95 Repeated: 1/8/96
Our round table draws to a close as I finally get around to finishing my Japanese food.
Episode #51: Summer of Resistance
First Broadcast: 6/12/95 Repeated: 4/1/96, 6/19/00
Part 1 of a 3-part series covering the Times Square rallies of the National People's Campaign and others of May 6, 1995.
Episode #52: What In The Hell Kind Of People Are We?
First Broadcast: 6/19/95 Repeated: 9/2/96, 6/26/00
Part 2 of a 3-part series covering the Times Square rallies of the National People's Campaign and others of May 6, 1995. Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark is a featured speaker.
Episode #53: Newts Against Gingrich
First Broadcast: 6/26/95 Repeated: 6/7/99
Part 3 of a 3-part series covering the Times Square rallies of the National People's Campaign and others of May 6, 1995. This part focuses mostly on the marching part of the protest. Didn't see most of this stuff on the six o'clock news!