Lansing State Journal:
The executive director of Michigan's own version of CSPAN announced today he will retire this summer after 15 years of promoting open access to the workings of state government. Bill Trevarthen joined Michigan Government Television -- MGTV for short -- in its infancy and was instrumental in increasing its distribution from just a handful of cable companies to nearly statewide, said Tim Ransberger, president of the MGTV board of directors.
"It's a service that people who follow state government really appreciate having access to," Ransberger said. "I wish more of the general public would pay attention, because it does give us an opportunity to see not just what they're doing but how they do it in state government."
MGTV launched in 1996. The nonprofit channel now reaches 1.6 million cable viewers and airs public meetings and activities in both houses of the state Legislature, the governor's office and the Michigan Supreme Court... Michigan Government Television head Bill Trevarthen to retire (Fri, 4/1)