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I received this tonight for my work at Community Television Network, the Portland public access station. It was really unexpected. Thanks, folks, it means a lot to me.

I helped start PTV in Provincetown and volunteered there for a couple of years, training producers, editing and operating cameras. It was lots of fun. I was really happy to find out that I could contribute in Portland. Public access is a great resource and I wish people took better advantage of it.

It's always seemed strange to me that Comcast was able to take over the entire City of Philadelphia without providing access until their most recent contract.

If you're not watching public access, you should be. It's fun! It's certainly not like public access in NYC in the 70s but what is, really? The days (and nights) of the bizarre Telepsychic, Ron Jeremy's nude talk show Interludes After Midnight, Ugly George (who tried to get women on the street to take off their tops) and The Robin Byrd Show are long gone. Sigh.

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