Starting Tuesday, prime time in the city of Burbank starts at 7 p.m.
That's the time the Burbank City Council will be coming into the living rooms of thousands of that city's residents every Tuesday night.
The Sammons Communications cable system will begin live gavel-to-gavel coverage of council meetings on its C-SPAN station, Channel 35. The new audio and video technology in the council chamber will also allow for broadcasting of town hall meetings and other city events.
The broadcast will be part of an emphasis on media coverage instituted by Larry Johnson, public information officer. About $129,000 in cameras and audio equipment was purchased for the broadcasts, which will be available to more than 18,000 households. About 45 cities in California broadcast their meetings, Johnson said.