Manhattan's Public Access Television Station

February 2011

PSA In A Day Workshop

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

The Youth Channel is offering free Public Service Announcement Workshops (PSA In A Day)! If you're a teacher or a youth group leader, check out this fun and informative workshop.  Open to youth in middle schools, high schools and youth organizations.

In this two hour hands-on production workshop, participants will use video cameras and their collective creativity to create public service announcements (video messages). The session begins with an overview of media literacy and the language of video including camera shots, points of view, and cuts. After breaking into groups, participants will work together to brainstorm ideas, storyboard the shots, and shoot their PSAs. The finished pieces are then screened back to the group. At least 8 and maximum of 16 youth in attendance (Note: This workshop is not intended to create broadcast quality videos.)

Scott Stringer on the State of the Borough

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Only on MNN can you watch Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer deliver his 2011 State of the Borough speech. 

Watch it on the Civic Block on MNN1, Wednesday, February 16 at 9PM.  Also on Thursday February 17 at 2PM and 9PM on MNN1

MNN: You're What's On!

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

MNN Closed President's Day

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

MNN will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2011.  

All shows due on that date have until 2pm on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, to submit their shows. Any show submitted after 2pm will be considered late.  

If you have any questions, please contact the Tape Library at 212-757-2670 ext. 302 or email program@mnn.org.

 
Thank you.
 
The MNN Team

Chuck's Picks - "Controversia Y Algo Mas"

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

"Controversia Y Algo Mas" is a one-man sketch comedy show in Spanish, focusing on the frenetic relationships between ridiculous characters. Whether you speak Spanish or not, it's doubtful you will follow the convoluted plot lines or make sense of, say, the beautiful original score that offsets the madness. This is homegrown comedy at its strangest, created in a Washington Heights vacuum, and beamed to you every Saturday at 5:30 PM on MNN4! Next air dates: 2/12 and 2/19.

Democracy Now! Egyptian Uprising Special Feb 11 at 1PM on MNN1

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Join MNN1 at 1pm and watch Democracy Now! Live in Cairo, DN! is interviewing various people to get reaction to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.  Watch the stream live on MNN1

Public Access Reunion 2011

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Screening & Live Event
Public Access Reunion 2011

At the Museum of the Moving Image

It’s the first-ever NYC Public Access Reunion! Live and in person, see the ever-expanding galaxy of access stars. Personalities from The Scott and Gary Show, Wild Record Collection, The Live! Show, Glenn O' Brien's TV Party, The Vole Show, and Metro Access Studios will take the stage along with special guests including Jaime Davidovich and George Stoney. This public event, hosted by series curators Leah Churner and Nic Rapold, will include a specially produced 45-minute video compilation and an onstage discussion.  ...

State of the Borough Address

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 6pm on MNN1 (TWC 34, RCN 82, FiOS 33) to watch Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer, deliver his 2011 State of the Borough address live from the City University of New York. 

You can also watch the stream online at www.mnn.org

Chuck's Picks - "Raw Zones - A Study of War"

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Of all the gritty, poetic programming on MNN, "Raw Zones - A Study of War" might be the deepest. It's a short film by Bethany Jacobson, shot in early 1980s Lower East Side, examining the nature of war through post (and pre) apocalyptic imagery, featuring the late Tuli Kupferberg (of MNN's Revolting News) as a demonic drill sergeant and a tender interracial prison romance reminiscent of (and years before) Madonna's "Like A Prayer" video. Absolutely mesmerizing.

Democracy Now! Egyptian Uprising Special

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

 

Saturday, Feb. 5 on MNN1 (TWC 34, RCN 82, FiOS 33) Democracy Now! will broadcast a two-hour special from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Egyptian uprising and the growing pro-democracy protests across the Arab world. The show will be hosted by Democracy Now! senior producer Sharif Abdel Koudouss in Cairo along with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez in New York.

TV Party: A Panorama of Public Access in NYC

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Friday, February 11-20
Museum of the Moving Image

When the world’s first public access channel went on-air in Manhattan in 1971, the press praised it as a landmark civic experiment in “electronic democracy.” But this everyman’s soapbox was a stage, too: For the showboats who flocked there, public access was off-off-off-off-Broadway, uncensored, unmediated, and unencumbered by production values.

A free-range creative habitat, it attracted radicals, reactionaries, artists, smut peddlers, teenage puppeteers, quack doctors, book clubs, church choirs, backyard wrestlers, and naked talk-show hosts. New York’s public access shows harnessed mysteries of human nature never before seen on television.

The series begins with a live event featuring luminaries of the medium, including Cable Soho cofounder Jaime Davidovich, famed documentarian and “godfather of public access” George Stoney, and many more. The compilation programs span four decades of must-see fringe television, most of which has never been shown publicly since appearing on cable.

Laugh...

TV Party: A Panorama of Public Access Television in New York City

By Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Friday, February 11-20
Museum of the Moving Image

When the world’s first public access channel went on-air in Manhattan in 1971, the press praised it as a landmark civic experiment in “electronic democracy.” But this everyman’s soapbox was a stage, too: For the showboats who flocked there, public access was off-off-off-off-Broadway, uncensored, unmediated, and unencumbered by production values.

A free-range creative habitat, it attracted radicals, reactionaries, artists, smut peddlers, teenage puppeteers, quack doctors, book clubs, church choirs, backyard wrestlers, and naked talk-show hosts. New York’s public access shows harnessed mysteries of human nature never before seen on television.

The series begins with a live event featuring luminaries of the medium, including Cable Soho cofounder Jaime Davidovich, famed documentarian and “godfather of public access” George Stoney, and many more. The compilation programs span four decades of must-see fringe television, most of which has never been shown publicly since appearing on cable.

Laugh...