STREAMING VIDEO RELEASE Hoover Institution's Uncommon Knowledge™ available on streaming video

Tuesday, July 20, 1999

The Hoover Institution has become one of the first public policy research centers to provide regular television programming via the Internet with streaming video.

Uncommon KnowledgeTM airs on public television stations nationwide and features informed policy discussions among Hoover fellows and other experts. Uncommon Knowledge can now be viewed on the Hoover Institution Internet site using Real Player or Windows Media Player Video.

The video window size is 320x240 pixels, a larger size than is often available for this type of broadcast.

When video applications are streamed, they are delivered directly to a computer's desktop. This lets viewers watch a broadcast as it is being delivered and shortens the downloading time that is normally associated with Internet programming.

"Streaming video makes Uncommon Knowledge more accessible and represents yet another way we can communicate ideas," said Hoover Institution Director John Raisian. "Millions of people access the Internet every day and with this new offering in our communications choices we are able make Uncommon Knowledge accessible to a large and ever-growing audience."

Uncommon Knowledge broadcasts that aired during the winter and spring on PBS affiliates across the country can be viewed on the Hoover Institution web page Uncommon Knowledge shows from earlier seasons can be heard via the Internet by using Real Audio.

Among the guests appearing on the program are Nobel laureate Milton Friedman and former San Jose Police Chief Joseph McNamara.

Uncommon Knowledge is moderated by Hoover Research Fellow Peter Robinson and coproduced with San Jose PBS affiliate KTEH (Channel 54). It airs in the Bay Area on KTEH on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.

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