Bonnie Sherr Klein and Sanford Rockowitz on Set During the Taping of Cable Report
Bonnie Sherr Klien and Sanford Rockwitz on set during the taping of Homemade TV: Cable Report.
Episode Synopsis: If community television is to be meaningful, involvement by viewers must extend beyond passively watching a program. Cable Report is part of a cable education process. Using half-inch videotapes from the annual National Cable Television Association Convention as a springboard, Portable Channel held a town meeting on “Cable” in WXXI-TV’s studio. Public officials, cable experts, and interested citizens discuss cable television. In addition to taking telephone questions and comments, people watching the program were invited to participate in the discussion which continued long after the program left the air.
Broadcast on WWXI-TV, Rochester, New York, September 1973, Black-and-white, thirty minutes, produced by Portable Channel and Sandy Rockowitz; © Portable Channel/Visual Studies Workshop
cable television, cable report, public access television, portable channel, documentary video, wxxi television, Sanford Rockowitz, Bonnie Sherr Klein