On the box

November 19, 1997

Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Thursday, 10pm and Saturday, 7pm.

Access News — Melbourne community TV, Channel 31, has excellent coverage of industrial, environmental and community actions throughout Victoria. Access News broadcasts every Monday at 8pm. Phone (03) 9525 3551 to contact the producers or make a donation.

CATv — Subverting the one-way media via CATv's regular Sydney program. CTS Sydney, every Thursday, 10.30pm, CTS UHF 31. Ph Karina at 9557 3223 or John at 9569 4963. Visit the web page at .

Bodgie Dada — A history of Australian jazz, its social context and the youth subcultures that have attached themselves to it over the past 40 years. Based on the book by John Clare (aka Gail Brennan), this program features archive footage of Australian and overseas performers. ABC-TV, Saturday, November 22, 9.30pm.

The Shoreline Doesn't Stop Here Anymore — In Japan in December, a global warming treaty designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the industrialised countries is to be signed. The Australian government is coming under international pressure to agree to reductions. This documentary, narrated by David Suzuki, explores the consequences of a failure to reduce emissions. SBS, Sunday, November 23, 7.30pm.

The All New Alexei Sayle Show — The anarchist-cynic, Liverpudlian comic actor returns in a six-part comedy sketch series. ABC-TV, Monday, November 24, 12.25am.

Doing Justice — A fascinating portrait of US civil rights lawyer Arthur Kinoy, a man of great integrity and charisma, who found a statute in 1958 that made the execution of the Rosenbergs illegal, but couldn't find a second judge to support a stay; and who defended radical politician Adam Clayton Powell and students who fought against the war in Vietnam. SBS, Monday, November 24, 12.35am.

Reclaiming the Body: Feminist Art in America — Loosely based on the Bad Girls exhibition, held at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in Manhattan, this program goes beyond the scope of the exhibition to include other significant contributors to the history of feminist art. The program spans three generations of artists, from Louise Bourgeois to Janine Antoni, to give an overview of feminist art from the 1960s to the present. SBS, Monday, November 24, 8.30pm.

After Mabo — As parliament concludes its session for the year on November 27, After Mabo chronicles events surrounding the government's proposed amendments to the Native Title Act and the response of indigenous organisations. SBS, Tuesday, November 25, 8.30pm.

Movie: Night of the Pencils (1986) — A gripping, disturbing account set in 1976, during the Argentinean military regime's "dirty war" against the left. With kidnapping, torture and disappearance, the regime victimised seven high school students who led a noisy campaign to win a discount in bus fares. Based on the account by the only survivor of the group, Pablo Diaz. SBS, Wednesday, November 26, 11.25pm.

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