The production values of the city’s public-affairs-TV programming have steadily increased over the years, but its censorship skills still need a little work: Robert Brannum showed up at the Talk Back to Congress Town Hall Meeting, a July 26 event at Shaw Junior High School rallying support for District gun laws, sporting stickers on his polo shirt promoting D.C. Council at-large hopeful A. Scott Bolden and mayoral candidate Vincent Orange. When Brannum, an advisory neighborhood commissioner, stood to pose a question, city cameras were there to record it. But rebroadcasts of the meeting, appearing throughout the month on Channel 16, left out one thing: the Orange-for-mayor sticker, which was blurred out per the campaign-season policy of the Office of Cable Television and Telecommunications (OCTT). The Bolden sticker, however, remained unobscured, raising questions of fairness for Brannum: “If they’re going to blur one sticker, they should blur both,” he says. “Or neither.” OCTT General Counsel J. Carl Wilson agrees: The selective obfuscation, he says, “was a mistake.” The program has been pulled from the channel pending additional blurring. —Mike DeBonis