I am not currently hosting the Monday Missions, that job has been passed on to The Flying Mum. But I decided to still play along. This week's mission: "Congratulations! You are a top executive at a breakout new cable TV company. TV Guide wants to publish a sampling of your new fall lineup. For this post, please provide them with a description of some of the new shows."
In the latest offering of niche cable stations, Lactation Station is actually TWO cable stations. Lactation Stations will run late nights on several stations that run children's programs during the day. Executives at Lactation Station tell us that their mission is to provide nursing mothers who are up at various intervals through the night with something to watch. The first station, which takes over Nickelodeon at 10pm, is Lactation Station's "Boob Tube News." Like NPR's promise of "give us 22 minutes and we'll give you the world," Boob Tube News aims to boil down the top news stories into appx. 20 minute chunks, allowing a nursing mother to catch up on world events, thus allowing her to not feel so out of the loop at dinner parties and in general conversation. Between each news cycle will be brief videos about breastfeeding, including sections on proper latch, increasing your milk production, and how to protest Bill Maher and Facebook. Lactation Stations second offering will begin at 10pm on the Disney Channel. This station promises to play nothing but the most beloved of Chick Flicks - movies you've seen so many times that you won't mind missing the beginning or end, movies that feel like old friends when you watch them in fits and starts in the middle of the night, movies that require no concentration, but fill you with memories. Some of the movies being offered are Dirty Dancing, Bridges of Madison County, Sixteen Candles, and Girls Just Want to Have Fun.
In the "Great Minds Think Alike" department, check out Mad's post for Lactation Nation. I swear to you that I did not read her post before I wrote mine, but one of us sure does look like a copycat! (and her post was posted first, alas)