Manhattan's Public Access Television Station

June 2012

MNN's Summer Season is Heating Up!

Programming Highlights By Jeannette Santiago


Summertime on network television means tons of repeats and boring programs.

So, keep your widescreen tuned into MNN. We air countless hours of new programming, with anti-talk shows like The Chris Gethard Show and Alternative news coverage by Occupy Wall Street.  Or, if you prefer some culture, check out Incasur TV and enjoy the the sounds of Peruvian Folklore.  

Check our schedule for times and channels.

New Season on MNN's Youth Channel

MNN Youth Channel, Programming Highlights By Jeannette Santiago

Don't miss out on MNN's new season of the Youth Channel The YC producers have been hard at work creating new programs at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse. The new season includes a special on the recent Stop and Frisk Protest Rally, interviews with Harlem artists, and lots more.

To catch the new season, tune in to the MNN1 Community Channel (TWC 34, RCN 82, FiOS 33) Monday through Friday from 4pm to 5pm and from 5pm to 6pm on MNN4 Culture Channel (TWC 67, RCN 85, FiOS 36).

MNN Producers Take Home 4 Hometown Media Awards

News and Views By Jeannette Santiago

Out of more than 1,000 entries MNN is proud to announce 3 winners in this year's Hometown Media Awards:

Kristal Hart for The Kristal Hart Show takes home 2 awards (Government Activities and Sports Entertainment). The show airs every Tuesday at 9PM on MNN2.

Gloria Messer for Access for All (Cultural Perspective). The program airs every other Tuesday at 9:30PM on MNN1.

Chris Gethard for The Chris Gethard Show (Entertainment/Variety). Watch every Wednesday at 11pm on MNN4.

Congrats to our winners and to all who submitted! The Alliance for Community Media conference will be held in Chicago from July 31 thru August 2.

For more information visit Alliance for Community Media

2012 Summer Progam Guide

Program Guide By Jeannette Santiago


Summer 2012 program guides are now available for download or to have one mailed to you, email

MNN encourages producers to grab a handful and distribute them to your communities. You can also mail them to your viewers free of charge, just write the address on the back and drop them in the mailbox. It's the cheapest way to promote your show!

The Chris Gethard Show One Year Anniversary on MNN

Programming Highlights By Jeannette Santiago


When Manhattan resident Chris Gethard walked in to the MNN Programming office with our Master Control Operator Keith Bethea, he seemed shy, nervous, and to be honest a little nerdy. So imagine my surprise when these two guys said Chris needed a one hour time slot on one of MNN's busiest nights just because he was funny.

To my surprise and their luck we found a very small window of opportunity to schedule them on Wednesday nights. The rest is MNN history.

Since then The Chris Gethard Show (TCGS) and Manhattan Neighborhood Network have been written up in countless articles and mentioned on prime time national television shows, driving traffic to our website and creating a national buzz about the unique programming on MNN.

This week TCGS is celebrating their one year anniversary with all the danger, awkwardness, music and of course laughs they have to offer.

Don't miss out on your chance to call in and wish Chris a happy anniversary. Or just come to the studio and ruin his show, he likes that too.

TCGS airs every...

Inside New York Celebrates 20 Years

Programming Highlights By Jeannette Santiago


Tune in Saturday, June 16th on MNN2 as Melba Moore sits down with Joan Allen on Inside New York, one on MNN's longest running shows. Joan Allen has brought Broadway legends, film stars, and industry insiders to our studios. This year, right alongside MNN, Inside New York is celebrating 20 years. So, look out for some amazing guests as they help Joan celebrate.

Inside New York airs every Saturday at 8:30 PM on MNN2.

Chuck's Picks - "Tyrants in Therapy"

Chuck's Picks By Chuck Stern

"Tyrants in Therapy" follows the hilarious antics of two escaped mental patients with a lot of money and a penchant for karaoke. Somewhere between Max Headroom, The B-52's and Texas access legend Jack E. Jett lies this pearl! Indulge, every Sunday night/Monday morning at midnight on MNN2. Next dates: 6/18 and 6/25.

Social Media 101 How to use Facebook and Twitter

Classes By Jeannette Santiago

Sign up today for this exciting new seminar! This training will cover the basics of how to use Facebook and Twitter, two of the most popular social media services today. We will go over account setup and basic usage, break down commonly used social media lingo, and helper applications that make using these services easier. We'll also explore privacy and security concerns when using these tools.

This seminar is the first of three to help you navigate the world of social media and use it to promote your shows.

Join us on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 6:30 PM, in the Open Studio at 537 West 59 Street.

The event is free. Click here to sign up today, space is limited!


Super Sabado! MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center Open House

MNN El Barrio Firehouse By Jeannette Santiago

As part of El Barrio Week 2012, MNN is proud to take part in El Museo Del Barrio's Super Sabado! program that showcases community traditions, cultural expressions, and the latest in Latino art. On Saturday, June 11, from 2:00pm-6:00pm, MNN's El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center will be one of the sites included in the neighborhood tour. Please drop by MNN's new facility during that time to see the latest remarkable addition to New York City's Community Media landscape.

Check Out the 2012 Alliance for Community Media Annual Conference!

Community Media By Jeannette Santiago


Join ACM in Chicago July 31 - August 2, 2012 for the Alliance for Community Media 2012 Conference & Exhibition. This year's them is Collaborate! The conference focus will support the growth of business opportunities for community media centers. Meet with top industry professionals to explore key issues affecting public, educational, and government access organizations and community media centers. Attend educational programs addressing technical issues, nonprofit management, growth and diversification of community media centers, crisis management, coalition building and much more!

Here are a just a few of the featured sessions and speakers who will share their knowledge and experience with you at the 2012 ACM Annual Conference & Exhibition:

Visit the ACM website to view the full schedule and find out more the 2012 ACM Annual Conference & Exhibition. ...

Chuck's Picks - "The Beverly Copeland Report"

By Chuck Stern

"The Beverly Copeland Report" might leave you scratching your head. What exactly is she upset about? Why does she insist on a screen full of head room, with a tiny Beverly face in the corner? Is it art? You decide: every Friday at 2:30 PM on MNN1! Next air dates: 6/8 and 6/15.

Rep. Rangel and Challengers to Debate Live on MNN

Programming Highlights By Jeannette Santiago


The League of Women Voters of the City of New York (LWVNYC) and Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) are teaming up to broadcast a debate for the newly drawn 13th Congressional District, a seat currently held by Rep. Charles Rangel.

Five candidates are running for the Democratic nomination. The winner will be on the ballot in the November 6th General Election.

The 60 minute debate will air live at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 11th on MNN1 (TWC 34, FiOS 33, RCN 82) and be available for real-time streaming on the MNN website at

The debate will alse be aired repeatedly before the June 26th Primary and be available on the LWVNYC website after June 11th.

Please visit for more election and candidate information.