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Mayor starts TV show

SPRINGFIELD The Mayor's Office announces the start of a new community-based television program called "People are Talking." Mayor Charles V. Ryan called for the creation of the television program to draw attention to the many positive developments taking place in the city.

Each episode of "People are Talking" will open with an interview with Mayor Ryan. The 30-minute show will also feature three segments: news, neighborhoods, and a special guest.

The show will also include public service announcements informing citizens of important and timely news, programs and opportunities.

Azell Murphy Cavaan, community relations director, will host the show.

The first episode of "People are Talking" will air on Comcast Local Government Access Channel 17 beginning June 4.

The show will air at 8 a.m.; noon; 7 p.m. and 11 p.m daily.

Each episode of "People are Talking" will run for two weeks.