What does “public access” television mean

By admin | July 19, 2013

We have all heard about Public Access television, but what exactly does that mean? A lot of people envision a cheap set with a sheet expert options hanging in the back as the background, and a couple of people spouting whatever crazy idea happens to be on their mind. While this is what we, collectively, imagine when we hear someone mention Public Access television, it is not that far off from the truth.

Public Access television is a form of non-profit media that allows everyday people to rent airtime in order to get a message across to the local Read the rest of this entry »

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Why should I watch public access t.v.

By admin | May 20, 2013

Why Should I Watch Public-Access TV?

Public-access television might be one of the most underappreciated institutions of American society. If you rarely or never watching public-access TV, you might be surprised at what you’re missing.

Public-access TV is a system of local cable channels that date back to 1969. They are not funded by corporations, and just about anyone can create just about any kind of cable-access show, within reason. Many young people who dream of working in broadcasting, either as on-air talent or behind the scenes, start out by working on a hometown public-access show.Check out this Read the rest of this entry »

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What kind of shows are on public access t.v.

By admin | March 20, 2013

If you are tired of never being able to find anything to watch on cable television despite having access to hundreds of channels, you might consider investigating the offerings of public access television. Although you won’t find brash reality programs and ten-mile long infomercials on public television, you will find many worthwhile and interesting programs. Educational shows for children are also frequently part of the program menu. Many children receive their basic early childhood education from watching shows on public access television. Musical performances are also occasionally seen on public television stations, and in-depth political commentary is usually Read the rest of this entry »

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What is public access t.v.

By admin | March 5, 2012

Public access t.v. is a hidden treasure. I grew up watching children’s programming on it, as a teenager I watched the crafting shows like painting, cooking and woodwork and now as an adult I find myself drawn to their programming all over again. I didn’t know that in addition to the children’s there are shows on crafting, cooking as well as shows on current news and vacationing.

In the past I spent hours watching old movies on television and now I find myself thinking, “Just one more show” as I peer into the living room while cleaning the Read the rest of this entry »

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Public access t.v. then and now

By admin | March 4, 2012

It was not too long ago that public access t.v. was the realm of odd programming and niche markets. Coming on late at night, the channels featured often times eccentric personalities, espousing an even more eccentric collection of ideas and lifestyles. Times have changed for public access t.v. though, and in many cases for the better. Today’s public access t.v. is higher quality, more focused, and used to much higher production values than the offerings of the past. This change has been driven in Read the rest of this entry »

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Public access t.v. versus regular t.v.

By admin | February 29, 2012

Television has superseded what its original expectations were, because it is more than just for the News and entertainment purposes. Public access TV has a whole different approach on how they look at informing the world. Regular TV rules have changed to the point that advisories have to be in place to prevent children from watching inappropriate shows. Public access TV does not have that problem; they still regulate what programming is allowed. Where as regular TV has loosened the allowable content completely. Public access Read the rest of this entry »

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What public access television can teach you

By admin | February 25, 2012

Public Access Television can teach you many things, if you are willing to take the time to watch it. From shows that help teach children starting at pre school ages, to learning how to paint, to history and even tutoring you can learn a lot from watching these little used stations. Where else can you get to watch symphonies or learn local history for free?

More and more schools are also turning to public access television to not only use as a teaching tool along with their school books, but also to produce shows that children can watch Read the rest of this entry »

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Why watch public access television anymore

By admin | February 22, 2012

Television is like breathing to today’s culture. From scripted to unscripted, www.directtelevisionpackages.com, educational to entertaining, every hope,whim, and desire has been answered. Some may argue that public access television is no longer necessary amidst the variety the average home now has access to. The truth is, we now need public assess programming more than ever. With all of the global media we are bombarded with, local programming is what allows us to maintain a sense of community. Whether it is a talk show, variety show, or a simple forum for one to express themselves, the forum allows the viewer to have an intimate connection to their locale, as well as a better understanding of their “neighbors”. Public access also provides aspiring broadcasters and entertainers alike to develop their trade and assess whether or not they have what it takes to truly succeed. Self-expression at it core level is what people should focus on, not neatly polished packages the miss the honesty. Public access provides an outlet, to not only connect in a more concrete way, but to bring a platform of personal expression that is lost in cyberspace. We should be embracing this medium, instead of trying to root it out.

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