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Stop stealing our video, Florida Channel says

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The Florida Channel wants you … to stop stealing its videos. A new disclaimer began popping up Friday under the channel’s online video feeds: “Programming produced by The Florida Channel CANNOT be used for political, campaign, advocacy or commercial purposes!” It adds: “ANY editing, embedding or distribution without permission is strictly PROHIBITED. Direct linking to complete video files is permissible, except in the case of political campaigns.” Florida Channel executive director Beth Switzer on Monday explained the “terms of use” reminder…

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Progressive groups slam constitutional rewrite panel’s ‘lack of transparency’

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A coalition of progressive interests, including the League of Women Voters of Florida, on Wednesday chided the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) for leaving the public in the dust—and in the dark. A CRC spokeswoman, however, later said its “No. 1 priority is to ensure that the public is actively involved and engaged.” Pamela Goodman, the League’s president in Florida, spoke at a news conference on the steps of the old Capitol in Tallahassee. The commission, which meets every 20 years to review…

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Personnel note: John Kennedy now with FLORIDA Channel

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More evidence that you can’t keep a good man down: Former Palm Beach Post capital correspondent John Kennedy is now The FLORIDA Channel‘s newest on-air reporter. “We are very pleased that John’s solid, well-tested reporting skills will continue to help Floridians understand the workings of state government and the decisions made in Tallahassee,” Beth Switzer, its executive director, said Tuesday. Kennedy started this week. The New Haven, Connecticut native has been reporting in Tallahassee for decades; he also was the Orlando Sentinel’s Tallahassee bureau chief from…

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Rhea Chiles memorial to be streamed on Florida Channel

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Funeral services for former Florida First Lady Rhea Chiles will begin Monday 11 a.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee. She will then be buried next to her husband, the late former Florida Governor Lawton Chiles. The Chiles family has made arrangements for The Florida Channel to provide live streaming of the services to accommodate friends and family who are unable to attend in person. Live streaming is available anywhere in the country at www.thefloridachannel.com, and there will be a…

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