No Candidate Videos from SDPB This Year

Alas, South Dakota Public Broadcasting is ending its decade-long practice of shooting YouTube videos of all willing Legislative candidates. SDPB is switching its “Meet the Candidates” series to audio only, gathered by telephone interviews with us candidates.

Dang—I guess I’ll have to post my own YouTube speeches (thanks again, Ken!).

SDPB may be giving up on video for Election 2016, but they appear to have faith in my electability:

South Dakota Public Broadcasting, letter to C.A. Heidelberger, 2016.06.10.
South Dakota Public Broadcasting, letter to C.A. Heidelberger, 2016.06.10.

Already lobbying for an increase in public broadcasting’s budget line, aren’t you, Cara? (Don’t worry—I’m already on board with that. ;-) )


6 Responses to No Candidate Videos from SDPB This Year

  1. Is this continued emasculation of liberal press by republican budget manipulation in an election year? Most busy little people or most all people get their info via media video.

  2. Is SDPB the public’s broadcasting network or the Governor’s?

  3. If any candidate wants to do a video just let me know. I actually liked the Meet the Candidate videos from the past; although I think I was in the minority in that opinion based on the lack of views the videos get.

  4. Indeed, views aren’t great, but ratings don’t stop SDPB from putting on Statehouse during Session!

    In 2014, David Novstrup’s candidate video got 142 views. Al Novstrup’s 2014 SDPB video got 99 views. In 2011, the video of my introductory speech at the school board candidate debate got 323 views. This year, my video on Referred Law 19 has 177 views.

  5. Already calling you Senator?

  6. You might want to start practicing, DR. ;-)