Making over the TV channel that Israelis love to hate
Being financed by the taxpayer, not commercials, Channel 1 can afford to be experimental. Its chiefs promise excitement in the new program schedule, and that red tape will suddenly evaporate, too.
This coming May, Israel's national TV channel will be marking its 45th anniversary. But the mood at the kicky Jerusalem restaurant where the Channel 1 network personnel toasted their new programming schedule on Wednesday morning, was more like a new network launch.