Apologies for duplicate messages.

This week the Regional Educational Technology Network (RETN), the Center for Research on Vermont's public-access television partner, will premiere the program "A Grain of Salt: Slavery in Vermont's Colonial and Early Statehood Eras" by Raymond Zirblis, Adjunct, History, Norwich University.

The program, which has a runtime of one hour and forty-two minutes, can be viewed on Comcast Cable on Channel 16 (both North and South) as follows:
        Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at 8 P.M.
        repeats at midnight
         Thursday, March 5, 2009, at 11 A.M.

The program was originally presented as #217 in the Center's ongoing Research-in-Progress Seminar Series on February 5, 2009. For a detailed description, please visit the Center's Web site at <>.

If you
live outside of the RETN broadcast area (see below for a list of the communities that RETN serves), you may view this and other recent Center videos on demand. To do this, point your browser at <> and click on /Center for Research on Vermont/ on the lefthand column. A menu will appear featuring a number of Center programs. You may also select the stream quality that best suits your browser (fastest to slowest: Broadband Video, Dial-Up Video, and Audio Only).

In addition to the Webstreaming option, videotapes of many Center programs may be borrowed from the Center's Video Library in DVD and VHS formats upon request. Please visit our Web site at <> and click on Video Library on the righthand column for more information about the programs that are available.

Special note: The Center's partnership with RETN has been of inestimable value to us since we began it in 1996. Not only do we have permanent, tangible, and archivable records of Center programs, but this programming also has the potential to reach viewers far beyond the number of audience members who attend the live presentations, including some 30,000 households in the Greater Burlington area who subscribe to Comcast. Now, through the technology of video on demand, Center programming has become available to virtually all computer households that are connected to the World Wide Web on a 24/7 basis.

Please take a moment to contact RETN (
<[log in to unmask]> or 802-654-7980) to let them know that you appreciate their continuing commitment to broadcasting scholarship and  research on  topics of importance to Vermont and Vermonters. Thank you!

For more information about RETN's schedule, please visit the RETN Web site at <> or contact RETN directly at 802-654-7980. The schedule is usually the same for both RETN North (Comcast Channel 16 in Burlington, Essex, Essex Junction, Williston, and Winooski) and RETN South (Comcast Channel 16 in Charlotte, Ferrisburgh, Hinesburg, Shelburne, and Vergennes).


Kristin Peterson-Ishaq
Coordinator, Center for Research on Vermont
     and Vermont Studies Program
University of Vermont
589 Main Street, Nolin House
Burlington, VT  05401-3439
Email: <[log in to unmask]>; Telephone: 802-656-8363
Web site: <>