Princeton Community Television

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Princeton Community Television (also known as Princeton TV and TV30) is a Public, educational, and government access (PEG) cable TV channels in Princeton, New Jersey. The station provides camera equipment, TV studios and training that allow the community to create television shows, films, and other projects. The station is carried on Comcast channel 30 and Verizon FIOS channel 45 in the Princeton, New Jersey area. Princeton Community Television is one of the largest public producers of original content in New Jersey.

History

Princeton Community Television (TV30) is a Public Access cable television station,[1] The station was created by the Borough and Township of Princeton in 1995, and occupied "two cramped, very small rooms" in The Arts Council building on Witherspoon Street; it moved to larger quarters in the old Valley Road School building in 2003.[2] In 2013 the station moved from Valley Road, to newly renovated quarters in the former Borough Hall building at 1 Monument Drive.[3]

Shows produced

All About Health

All About Health is a weekly forum for topics on health, fitness, nutrition and other related issues. The panel consists of Vicky DeRosa, owner and CEO of Studio V Health, and invited guests in the fields of medicine, nutrition, food chemistry and other experts. Thurs. at 7:30 pm, Fri. at 11:00 am, and Sat. at 7:30 am

Back Story with Joan Goldstein

Monthly forum hosted by sociologist and educator Joan Goldstein will explore current issues of the day, both national and local, with guests invited for their expertise or particular viewpoints. Produced at PCTV. Mon. at 7:00 am, Wed. at 8:30 pm and Sun. at 5:30 pm.[4]

Breezin’ With Bierman

(Since 2005) Media manipulator and Local Legend Adam Bierman hosts the show with his eclectic array of rotating hosts(Currently actor Jody Wood and Movie Producer Loren Lepre ) and correspondents. The show features interviews with many notable people from the area along with Adam’s insightful and, at times, irreverent commentary. BWB also showcases local talent from the central NJ, Philly and NYC metro regions, in the areas of improv skits, stand-up comedy, singing, and more. The show is taped (6pm) and on FACEBOOK LIVE , the last Friday of each month, at PCTV. Breezin With Bierman then airs, at 8pm ,on Fridays.

Café Improv

Monthly home grown performance series featuring area artists recorded live. Mon. at 8:00 pm, and Thurs. at 1:00 am.

Connect

This program highlights interesting places and people of Princeton. Hosted by Anne Reeves. Produced at PCTV. Mon. at 7 pm, Tues. at 8:00 pm, and Sun. 11:00 am.

Education Roundtable

This show focuses on how students and parents fit in the educational process. Local educational pundits provide viewers a better understanding of New Jersey children's educational experience. Produced and hosted by Aggie Sung Tang.[1] Produced at Princeton TV. Archived shows are available at http://educationroundtable.org.

Wed. at 7 pm, Thurs. at 7 am and Sat. at 7:30 am.

Fistful of Popcorn

Princeton’s long-running and award-winning movie discussion program in which Chuck and Gretchen Creesy, Marilyn Campbell, Bob Brown, Janet Stern, and Carol Welsch, talk about current films. The program began after the group attended a film together in 1997; by 2006 the group had produced 168 hour-long segments.[5]

The Dr. Joy Show

Your prescription for total wellness. Produced at PCTV. Wed. at 11:30 am, Thurs. at 6:00 pm and Sun. at 8:00 am

Medical Tips You Need to Know

Medical Tips You Need to Know went on the air in 2009; program hosts Patricia Raya, RN, C, MBA and Corine Mogenis, Medical Paralegal, discussed health topics with the goal of helping people navigate the healthcare system[6]

Natasha

Life Success Coach Natasha Sherman interviews guests in her unique and intimate up-close-and-personal style. Topics range from tattoos to nuclear weapons, with guests from around the globe. Hers is an open dialogue designed to expand our understanding of ourselves, our communities, and beyond. Produced at PCTV. Tuesdays at 6:30 pm, with rebroadcasts Thursday at 6:30 pm, Saturday at 6:30 am and Monday at 6:30 pm.

Octo and Patrushka’s Moonlit Cinema

The Octopus Demon and the beautiful Patrushka (cult actress Tina Krause) host a different original short comedy-horror tale each month. The stories include bizarre plots, campy acting, and dead pan humor, as long as the actors can keep a straight face. It's the perfect weird late night program for the perfect weird late night audience. Plus, some old time TV legends find their way to be interviewed in occasional episodes. Fri. at 11:00 pm. and Sun. at 1:00 am

Perdidos en America

This program looks at common problems and issues that Hispanic immigrants are facing while they adjust to their new life in the United States. All topics are possible for discussion and practical advices, from citizenship to food, from politics to entertainment, while educating and informing the community of the host of organizations and resources available for them in New Jersey. It is also a tool for those who have some knowledge of Spanish, as they can practice what they learned while enjoying the beautiful and rich Hispanic culture. Produced at PCTV. Sat. at 8:00 pm and Sun. at 12:00 pm

PLANET

By examining local, national and global concerns, this program uncovers many of the undercurrents that shape and direct the course of war, the state of the economy, and the quality and availability of resources. In short, the future of our planet. Watch for Planet Cafe episodes in this same time slot. Produced at PCTV. Tues. at 2:00 am, Tues. at 11:30 am, Thurs. at 9:30 pm, and Sun. at 6:00 pm.

Prime Time

Host Susan Hoskins, Executive Director of the Princeton Senior Resource Center discuses issues related to healthy aging. Produced by the Princeton Senior Resource Center. Produced at PCTV. Mon. at 10:30 am, Wed. at 7:00 pm, and Fri. at 6:00 am.

Princeton Adult School

Highlights of courses from The Princeton Adult School, Wed. at 10:00 am and Sat. at 2:00 pm

Psychodyssey TV

Helping families navigate mental illness. Produced by Tom Pyle. Produced at PCTV. Wed at 7:30 am, Thurs at 11:00 am and Fri at 7:00 pm

Senior Core Strength and Balance

Host Anna D'Anna provides seniors with information and instruction on maintaining a healthy and fit body. Produced at PCTV. Mon. at 6:00 pm, Thurs at 10:00 am and Sun. at 7:30 pm

Show Poz

An exciting and positive show for youth, showcasing their views, talents and activities. This public forum creates a greater awareness that despite their circumstances one can have positive experiences. Tuesdays at 10 am & Friday at 7:30 pm

Stop My Crisis

Host Vivian Gaspar interviews life experts on how to resolve crisis and get back on track. The show covers a variety of topics from self-defense to college selection to the housing crisis. Produced at PCTV and airs Thursday at 10 PM and Friday at 9:30 AM.

Talented People

There's talented people everywhere! This show focuses on the "story behind the story". We cover everyone from aspiring artists to heads of business. Hosted by Jeanne Murphy and Directed and Produced by Colleen Kelly.

Talk 2 Me

Princeton’s live talk that focuses on issues important to our community. Produced at PCTV. Wed. at 6:30 pm, Fri. at 6:30 pm, and Sun. at 6:30 am

Talking Jazz with Eric Mintel

First aired on Feb. 8, 2018, the program features performances by and interviews with jazz musicians , and with other figures on the jazz scene. Guests have included Ella Ghant, a singer, and pianists Jim Riddle and Steve Rudolph.[7][8]

This Week in Education

News and information in the Princeton Regional Schools Wed. at 7:30 pm, Fri. at 11:30 am, Sun. 9:30 am

Wisdom and Beyond with Dr. Teena Cahill

This show is lively discussion about resilience, leadership, life and the myth of balance. Join Teena and guests from Princeton and around the world, as they discuss issues that are relevant from the board room to the living room....and beyond. Produced at PCTV. Tues. at 8:30 pm, Fri. 10:30 am, Sat. at 6:00 am.

Your Real Estate Show

Producer and host George Gati discusses the trends and other vital information regarding real estate in the Greater Princeton area. Mon. at 10:00 am and Tues at 6:00 pm

Zombie Etiquette

A handful of high functioning zombies comment on national and independent films (long and short), technology, music, and video games. The undead hosts of the show hold unconventional interviews both in "Studio Z" and on location with film makers, authors, and interesting characters. Zombie Etiquette is not just another zombie talk show. We seek out undiscovered and under reported talent. If it is underground, independent, or simmering on the verge of explosion the zombie hosts of Zombie Etiquette are attacking it. We parody our guests with skits and multi-layered B-Grade vignettes. No one really "understands" Zombie Etiquette but it is very hard to look away, once you are hooked.

Each one-hour-long Zombie Etiquette episode is produced by Lawrence R. Greenberg’s Poni TV in association with Princeton Community TV and syndicated through PEG media. Fri at 9:00 pm

References

  1. ^ a b Schiavi, MayrLynn (7 September 2015). "Kids learn about TV journalism". Courier News. Retrieved 23 March 2018. 
  2. ^ Campbell, David (23 May 2003). "Prime-time move Princeton public-access TV channel finally gets some room". Princeton Packet. Retrieved 23 March 2018. 
  3. ^ "Corner House, TV 30 Find State-of-the-Art Headquarters in Former Borough Hall". Town Topics. 26 January 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2018. 
  4. ^ Cuccagna, Rich (21 October 2015). "PSRC presenting Oct. 23 discussion on Iran deal". The Star Ledger. Retrieved 20 March 2018. 
  5. ^ Schaefer, Mari (19 February 2006). "A Fistful of Popcorn: Film fans' delight". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 23 March 2018. 
  6. ^ "Local Duo - Medical Paralegal & Nurse Continue Their Mission to Help!". Home News Tribune. 17 September 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2018. 
  7. ^ Siegel, Steve (15 March 2018). "Jazzman Eric Mintel celebrates 25 years with Friday's concert in Allentown". The Morning Call. Retrieved 20 March 2018. 
  8. ^ Vineberg, Andy (10 February 2018). "Vineberg: Talking 25 years of jazz with local favorite Eric Mintel". Bucks County Courier Times. Retrieved 20 March 2018. 

External links

  • Princeton Community Television Official Website
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