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 

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 

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 

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: <>