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Sep 23 2011 - 4:43pm

We had many special guests in our studio this week!

On Tuesday, producer Jonathan Mark of Flyby News recorded an open forum town meeting with former Alaskan Senator Mike Gravel on the topic of forming a citizen's commission to investigate 9-11-01.  If you missed it, click this link for more information about the event or check our Video on Demand player in a couple of weeks to watch it for yourself.  Right now, you can watch a short interview that we did with the ex-politician about his views on representative vs. direct democracy.

Wednesday's Greenfield Town Council Meeting brought many audience members in to watch Karen Renaud get appointed to fill the Precinct 7 vacancy and to listen to the council debate resolutions on Vermont Yankee and Health Care Collective Bargaining.  The meeting is available to watch online here.  By the way, you'll know whenever we add new videos to our site because they'll show up in the the "New to VOD" block on the left-hand side of our homepage (below the Upcoming Events, Volunteer Opportunities, and my account blocks).

Yesterday, Joe Gochinski---host and producer of "The Western Mass Democrat"---sat down with State Representative Paul Mark for an in depth discussion about western Massachusetts politics, redistricting, and more.  That program will air on Cable Channel 15 beginning in October.  

Finally, some of the folks from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA), who are in town to help with Tropical Storm Irene recovery efforts, met with us to find out how they can best get the word out about services they can offer Greenfield residents who've been affected by this disaster.  The group pictured here:

will be putting together a series of public service videos that you'll be able to see on TV and online to help you navigate the resources available.

That's it for this week.  Keep checking back here on Fridays for more information about what we've been up to.

Sep 16 2011 - 12:33pm

Welcome to our new blog on gctv.org!  Between getting this site ready to launch and covering the Franklin County Fair Parade, in addition to helping many producers film and edit their shows, the last two weeks have been jam packed around here.

We're actually still busy with this website and will be tweaking some things and rolling out new functionality during the next few weeks and months.  If you have feedback to share with us, please go to our Site Works forum and let us know what you think.

Speaking of letting us know what you think, some of you informed us that you were unable to watch our live coverage of this year's Franklin County Fair Parade in it's entirety.  Unfortunately, we had some technical difficulties but we fixed them as quickly as we could.  If you missed the parade, or just want to watch it again, check it out online or catch it on Cable Channel 15 at 7:30pm tonight. 

Before we leave the subject of the Franklin County Fair Parade, we'd like to give a shout out to some folks without whom our coverage wouldn't have been possible.  Thank you to Russ Brown & Tom Dillon our fabulous hosts; Jimmie, Sam, Susan, & Tom our great volunteer director and camera operators, all our sponsors, the folks at Greenfield's Department of Public Works, and Town Hall Custodian Chris Phillips who worked with our Station Manager to make sure we had power at Veterans Mall.  Don't forget, you can check out some behind the scenes shots of our parade coverage by going to our Franklin County Fair 2011 image gallery.  While you're there, we invite you to upload your own parade and fair pics, adding them to our gallery for everyone to see.

That's it for this week.  Check back here every Friday for our weekly wrap-up.

Jul 27 2011 - 3:50pm

Though we loved using Blogger to write weekly updates for our community, it is time for a change.  One benefit of our new website is a blogging feature.  From here on out, you can check gctv.org on Fridays to find out what we've been up to.  Simply click on the blog link near the top of our homepage.  If you're looking for older blog posts, please go to http://www.greenfieldctv.blogspot.com/.

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