Thursday, July 30, 2009

CUNY

City University of New York, Channel #75

The City University of New York's university system consists of about 20 colleges that educated some notables like Jonas Salk, Colin Powell, Frank McCourt, Ruby Dee, Jimmy Smits, Ralph Lauren, and Jennifer Lopez (the last two did drop out).

The channel helps certain current students with their courses. Some shows are actual student made while others are documentaries and films from all over the world that CUNY professors recommend.

As far as I can tell unless you are enrolled in a particular class that assigns a particular show it is nearly impossible to learn a full semester of work from this channel.

Except for a rare documentary or the Classic Arts Showcase the tone of the channel is too much like a lecture hall to be enjoyable.

Classic Arts Showcase
A free feed from satellite Galaxy 15 Transponder 5(Very Doctor Who) that gives access to any TV station in America a 24/7 showcase of classical arts in small clips. It is still available in analog as well as digital.

I can spend hours watching this but now most channels carry 24 hours worth of programs and have cut back or eliminated this free broadcast.

One animated clip always stuck in my mind and if anyone knows where I can get it online please leave a link.

A lone cat walks through a bombed out building and can see shadows of its former human family. The cat attempts to play with them, caress them, and touch them but can not since they are gone. Finally in utter desperation the cat smiles and ceases to exist, fading away in what we the audience hope is the the place where it can be happy again.

Again if anyone knows where I can get it online please leave a link.

I recorded it on tape but then accidentally recorded over it and have not seen it since 9/11. I think it was too depressing.

2 comments:

  1. A lone cat walks through a bombed out building and can see shadows of its former human family. The cat attempts to play with them, caress them, and touch them but can not since they are gone. Finally in utter desperation the cat smiles and ceases to exist, fading away in what we the audience hope is the the place where it can be happy again.

    this makes me want to cry. just....leave it alone.

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  2. I enjoy the utterly depressing.

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