KNBC's Fred Roggin is testing an online and digital-channel show called The Filter that may go on real TV over Channel 4 next year. Roggin has various observers and commentators connect with him via Skype (so that it looks unpolished and kinda webby and cool, I guess) and opine on issues of the day. Here's a clip from a recent episode featuring former City Council member Jack Weiss and journalist Celeste Fremon. She blogs about it here.
Fred Roggin's 'Filter'
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