When CCTV started in 1984 we were squarely in the analog age with little understanding of the major changes that were ahead of all of us. Ronald Reagan was president. Richard Snelling was governor (for the first time). Burlington was just barely a three party city.
On the occasion of CCTV Rewind Screening on 4/20/09, Philip Fiermonte, longtime activist and staffer for Senator Bernie Sanders offered these comments: I’ve been a fan of CCTV since 1986...CCTV has accumulated an incredible amount of footage of public officials— press conferences and public meetings and I dare say they have the largest archive of government footage in the state over the last 25 years.
Celebrate 25 years of free speech, public access and community media! Join CCTV Fun in the Fizzy Factory, staff, board, members and champions for a fun-filled evening at the Burlington Boathouse from 6:00 - 9 pm. Don’t miss the fun, food, special screening, free speech heroes and group picture! A ten dollar minimum contribution is requested. Hopefully you'll RSVP Today
For our activist and nonprofit friends who look forward to CCTV's Media Maven Lunches, we have great news to replace the "regularly scheduled" May Maven lunch. Local community media makers will host a series of workshops on Thursday, May 21st between 2pm - 5.30 pm at Champlain College in Burlington Vermont. The afternoon Flash Festival of Social Networking markes the occasion of the Alliance for Community Media's Northeast Regional Conference. Register to attend the afternoon sessions--or you are invited for the entire free speech event.
One hundred and fifty free speech lovers turned out Thursday night to CCTV's 25th Anniversary Retrospective and Free Speech Art Auction. "This is the best party I've been to all year", exulted Roz Payne, long-time activist and media maker. DVD's of the program can be ordered now..
Don't Miss It! CCTV Rewind looks at the people and events that shaped our public life over the past 25 years. Celebrate CCTV's fight for free speech and open networks in Vermont with a special retrospective on April 30th at 7 p.m. at the Main Street Landing Theatre on Burlington's waterfront.
Senator Shumlin appears as a guest on "The House Ways and Means Show" with hosts Rep. Bill Aswad/D-Burlington and Rep. David Sharpe/D-Bristolto discuss current legislative issues in Vermont.
Channel 17/ Town Meeting TV airs the April 7th South Burlington Police Station Public Hearing this weekend. Learn more about times and web links.
Tune in to Burlington Telecom channel 317 at 7:00pm to watch this meeting live.
Common Good Vermont regional networking lunches start in Bennington County on May 5th (2pm), followed by White River Junction 5/14 , Montpelier 5/19 , St. Johnsbury 5/26 (2pm), Rutland 5/29, Middlebury 6/2, Brattleboro 6/16, Burlington 6/25 and Johnson 6/29. Lunch is $5. Tell us you're coming!