Manhattan's Public Access Television Station

October 2011

Youth Channel Pick of the Week

Check out Youth Channel coverage of Occupy Wall Street this Sunday at 10am and Friday at 3pm on MNN4 Channels TWC 67, RCN 85 and FiOS 36.  Enjoy the video footage from the first day and interviews from the sixth day of the peaceful protest in downtown Manhattan.  

New Calendar feature

By Jeannette Santiago

Do you have a free community event you would like to promote?  Would you like to know what workshops MNN is hosting?  Well, we have added a new feature on to help you do just that!  This wonderful calendar feature includes an easy to follow form that allows you to add pictures, links, and a description of the event.  We wil also include MNN hosted events such as orientation workshops, special seminars, and screenings.

Once your request has been reviewed you will see your event posted within 24 hours.

Click here to submit your event

Chuck's Picks - "The Chris Gethard Show"

By Chuck Stern

"The Chris Gethard Show" is MNN's newest phenomenon. Gethard, an Upright Citizens Brigade veteran, hosts a weekly live soiree with boxing comedians, paintball and strange guests. This coming week's episode (10/26) will see Gethard mediating a presidential debate featuring none other than Jimmy McMillan, or The Rent is Too Damn High guy. Come on down to MNN to join in the insanity or watch/stream live: Wednesdays at 11 PM on MNN4!

Chuck's Picks - Special Occupy Wall Street Programming

By Chuck Stern

This coming week - Monday, 10/17 through Friday, 10/21 - MNN will be airing exclusive Occupy Wall Street footage, shot and edited collaboratively with OWS's media team. See this growing movement (now in every major US city) where it all began, and as it actually is, not as mainstream TV portrays it! Daily programming at 9AM on MNN1.

Youth Channel One Day Workshops

Youth Channel is offering free One Day Workshops for youth ages 14-25. If you are a teacher or a youth group leader, consider our workshops for your next group activity. The youth will learn about media literacy and how to make public service announcements and animations! Our one day workshops are scheduled for groups of 8 or more plus one supervisor. For more information, please visit this link: Hope to see you soon at one of our workshops!

Making the Most of Social Media hosted by Jeremy Kaplan

By Stefanie Alleyne

Sign up today for this exciting seminar on Making the Most of Social Media. The seminar will be hosted by Jeremy Kaplan, the Director of Education for Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at CUNY School of Journalism. The event is free, all are welcome. But sign up today because space is limited! Making the Most of Social Media Manhattan Neighborhood Network Wednesday, October 12th, at 7:30 pm Please click on the link and sign up today:

Youth Channel Pick of the Week

Check out the Scenarios USA film Life's Poison written by high school student Angileece Williams and directed by Malcolm D Lee. The film presents a young man and his struggle defining manhood sparked by the death of his abusive father. Also showing the Behind-The-Scenes of Life's Poison. Tune in Friday, October 7th at 3:30pm on MNN 4 Channels TWC 67, RCN 85, FiOS 36. Enjoy!

Russell Ackaway

By Jeannette Santiago

The Community of Manhattan Neighborhood Network is sad to announce the passing of producer Russell Ackaway. His battle against cancer lasted six years. Russell's fighting spirit kept him with us as he set an example of strength and courage for both producers and staff working with him at MNN.


Russell Ackaway's show, Respect! was a live program featuring a panel of diverse youth.  Respect! succeeded in gving our communites youth a voice.  It was young people helping young people on hard topics such as, teen pregnancy, bullying, depression, obesity and sex.  Through Respect! Russell offered our youth a unique space to talk openly about their dreams, challenges and success.


MNN would like to thank all that contributed in someway to producing Respect!


Russell will be greatly missed but his legacy will live on.


CLICK HERE to check out some of Russell Ackaway's Respect!