I've been a passionate supporter of Public Access television since we first began advocating for Community Cable Channels back in the early 80's. Over forty years later my experience in this particular area of the television industry runs deep and includes time as a board member, station manager, trainer, engineer and content producer on many levels.
I understand the politics and funding models behind many of these channels and, I understand how important it is to access the tools that allow communities to manage these resources. I'm proud to be able to support this community of media producers through continued work as a technical consultant, teacher and community activist.
I can bring a lot of resources to the table including colleagues who specialize in technical support/design/integration of systems, collaboration professionals who can work with community stake-holders to find paths forward through challenging constructs, fund-raising specialists who can identify funding resources and help communities find resources they need.
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Here's an interesting documentary called "Everyone's Channel". The video was produced in 1990 and describes the history of local Public Access cable channels. It's an interesting look at the development of our "wired communities". It's also a great primer for the history and debate over Public Access cable channels as an extension of our First Amendment rights.