NEW YORK (Dec. 1)
The first regularly scheduled national television program on Jewish news and cultural affairs will be broadcast by satellite starting Sunday, December 7, it was announced today by the program’s executive producer, Joel A. Levitch. The program, entitled “Jewish Spectrum” will be prepared in New York and offered initially on a monthly basis to public television stations and cable systems nationwide. According to Levitch, the program will be switched to a weekly schedule when sufficient financing can be arranged.
The first edition of “Jewish Spectrum”, to be carried on the RCA Saturn I satellite from 10:30 to 11:30 AM (EST), will be hosted by David Schoenbrun, noted author, lecturer and former CBS correspondent, and by Laurel Vlock, Connecticut television personality, who is also associate producer of the series. The broadcast will focus on the recent national elections as well as foreign policy developments in the Middle East.
Levitch emphasized that the first program would be transmitted primarily via cable to approximately 20 communities on an experimental basis. Thereafter, plans are to form a “mini-network” comprising all the major Jewish communities in the U.S. and Canada.