Classic Arts Showcase

by James K. Sayre

The Classic Arts Showcase (CAS) is commercial-free (except of course, for a little self-promotion) series of video offerings seen on television in the United States and possibly elsewhere in the world. It contains short segments and snippets of classical music pieces, opera, jazz, early film, animation, ballet and vocal selections. It is typically shown in one-hour segments.

In the San Francisco Bay Area in northern California, it is available on Channel 32, KMTP, an over-the-air station. Monday through Friday, The Classic Arts Showcase is seem in one hour segments at 7 AM, 9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM.

According to an article in wikipedia, the offerings are rotated on a weekly basis. although there does seem to be some week-to-week overlap. The Classic Arts Showcase (CAS) web site has recently be updated; it now gives a lot of information about its internal work of its selection of shows. Go to the CAS link below and then click on FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). CAS is based in southern California.

Since I gave up subscribing to satellite television the day after Christmas when the DirecTV signal degraded into black, white, gray, with fringes of pink and purple, the Classic Arts Showcase has been a welcome addition to my now extremely limited choice of television stations (the fifteen or so over-the-air broadcast channels) in the Bay Area.

Even Channel 32's news from Germany (mostly in English) from Deutsche Welle (DW-TV), which is repeated several times each weekday, is a welcome change from the corporate fascist "news" propaganda of fox, cnn, msnbc, cbs, abc and nbc. The news from Germany is broadcast in English on the weekdays and in German on the weekends.


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