Videos of URTV’s most recent board meeting

Here’s a look at the URTV board in action during its meeting March 19, 2009 — in several video segments. Just click below.

Or each one may be viewed individually at youtube.com
1) Board discusses removal of board members: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWGy33-
2) Board hears from concerned citizens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB-mAl22bZE
3) URTV producer presents petition asking for removal of a board member: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA6pCvwftZ8
4) Board conducting business: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHGV8KgnB8k
5) Board votes to meet eight times a year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ngpbfRfxCU
6) Board in action 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFyq_2UfgF8
7) Board votes to remove oath of office: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoOZIyxUV5c

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4 thoughts on “Videos of URTV’s most recent board meeting

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  2. i had fun seeing myself in the video… it made me laugh..
    why did ralph keep his ear phone in for the meeting ??
    maybe he did not want to miss a call,but can he not give the board meeting the time it takes…
    or were space people telling him what to do??
    that would explain a lot…

  3. it is coming up soon.. now is the time to get on the phone,or the email,and get all good members out to vote at the meeting.. as you may know we have no email list,so everyone must call who they know…
    please help stand for free speech at urtv…

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