The Seattle Community Access Network, which runs the public-access station for King and south Snohomish counties, has warned Mike Aivaz that his show "Mike Hunt TV" will be yanked off the air if he does not stop airing "the presentation of actual sex acts."
Aivaz says that's censorship, particularly on a channel meant to give access to the airwaves for programming outside the mainstream.
An appeal is scheduled tomorrow night before SCAN's three-member content review board. One member says it will be a difficult decision.
"This is one of the most discussed issues in the United States," said board member Harlan Snyder. "When does pornography cross the line and become obscene? It makes you search your soul.
"It brings to mind the saying, 'I disagree with what you say, but I'll defend with my life your right to say it.' "
Ah, I remember the days I lived in Manhattan. Their public access featured a cooking show "Come and Get It," hosted by a transsexual, and of course the eponymously named show featuring Sen. Robyn Byrd...