Manhattan's Public Access Television Station

July 2012

Chuck's Picks - "The CineFiles"

Chuck's Picks By Chuck Stern

"The CineFiles," a film review show "for film geeks by film geeks," tackles everything from Cronenberg to Kubrick. Edwin Samuelson, the show's producer and cohost, also runs the site, which reviews the important, the obscure and the importantly obscure. Edwin's knowledge of film is absolutely massive and he's got all the right opinions. Let the "CineFiles" crew guide you in all the strangest directions: every Tuesday night at 11:30 PM on MNN4! Next air dates are 7/31 and 8/7.

Chuck's Picks - George Stoney's works

Chuck's Picks By Chuck Stern

Last week, we lost George Stoney, the "father of public access," but he lives on through his work - a series of documentaries impressive in both quality and quantity. MNN has been airing some of these, films like "Booked for Safekeeping," a black and white account of police and their dealings with the mentally ill, and "All My Babies," about African American midwives in Georgia. Both of these pieces act as instructional lessons and as moments in time, brilliantly captured by a visionary. Look for them on MNN as we continue to celebrate George's epic legacy.

George Stoney Retrospective

Programming Highlights By Jeannette Santiago

Join MNN Sunday, July 15 at 8pm on MNN1 to pay tribute to George C. Stoney, Father of Public Access and pioneer in documentary film making.

Tune in all night and watch some of Stoney's work including , "Proud Years", "The City," "Paulo Freire at Highlander: A Conversation with Myles Horton," "Booked for Safe keeping," "Invader" and "Still Going Places"

MNN will be honoring George Stoney with more ground breaking documantaries and interviews.  Keep checking back with us for times and channels.  

Don't miss out on this important retrospective. Only on MNN!


George C. Stoney, 1916-2012

News and Views By Dan Coughlin

Pioneering documentary filmmaker, Pubic Access TV champion and Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) Board member George Stoney passed away July 12 at his home in Greenwich Village.

“As a filmmaker and documentarian, George Stoney was truly a pioneer of the fine art and craft of revealing truth through cinematic and electronic media,” said Dr. Norris Chumley, the Chair of the MNN Board. "The entire MNN community mourns his passing and sends our deepest condolences to his family."

George was widely considered the eminence grise of American documentary film. He wrote, produced or directed more than 50 documentaries and television series, including the award winning “All My Babies” (1953), “How the Myth Was Made” (1978), “Southern Voices” (1985), “How One Painter Sees” (1988), “Images of The Great Depression” (1990), and “The Uprising of'34” (1995).

George taught film at the University of Southern California, City College, Columbia University, Stanford University and most recently as the Paulette Godard Professor of film at New York University. He was the executive producer for the...

Social Media 201

Events By Jeannette Santiago

Sign up today for part 2 of our social media workshop!

Join us Thursday July 26, 6:30PM at 537 West 59 Street.

This seminar is tailored specifically for producers who have basic knowledge of Facebook and Twitter. Social Media 201 will help you understand how to use these tools to promote your shows, and drive traffic to your websites/social media accounts.

We'll explore how to write and share effective facebook and twitter posts, how to use analytics to understand and improve the impact of your social media efforts and how to integrate your use of social media with the rest of your publicity and communications work.

Social Media 201 will be hosted by Jack Aponte, employee...

MNN is now Accepting 2012 Fall Series Application

Programming Highlights By Jeannette Santiago

Ever dream about having a regularly scheduled show on TV? Well, MNN welcomes any sort of programming you want to produce, whether it's comedy, talk shows, interviews, community issues, or even fitness and cooking shows!

To apply for a series, submit a Series Timeslot Request form, proof of residence and your first completed episode to the Programming Department (Room 205) or the Tape Library.

You can pick up an application at 537 West 59 or email to have one mailed to you.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

Chuck's Picks - "POX"

Chuck's Picks By Chuck Stern

"Pox" is a black hole in the MNN schedule, a mysterious realm inhabited by "Ming the merciless gay brother." The show is dark, witty and absolutely absurd. See why NY Press called it the "best cable access show," every Thursday night/Friday morning at 12:30 AM on MNN2! Next air dates: 7/13 and 7/20.

Chuck's Picks - "Tennavision"

Chuck's Picks By Chuck Stern

"Tennavision," now in its 12th season, is an exciting mix of electronic music videos, dazzling eye candy and southern hospitality. Join DJ Tennessee every Monday night/Tuesday morning at 12:30 AM on MNN2 and party down! Next air dates: 7/3 and 7/10.