Category Archives: Manhattan Cable

Remembering Red Burns (1925-2013)

Early on in this blog I did a post about a video mentor of mine Red Burns. I got a big kick when that post somehow appeared on her radar and she made a sweet, memorable comment (below).  Red passed … Continue reading

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Cable Soho

Jaime Davidovich was the prime mover behind Cable Soho (aka Soho TV), launched around 1976. This video describes its ambitions and the articles below contain critical reviews of its progress. I had the pleasure of first working with Jaime when … Continue reading

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Before the Web, It Was Public-Access

I love the way this article draws parallels between cable Public Access of the 70s & 80s with the web and YouTube, it’s true!  Featured here is artist Jaime Davidovich who I work with in the 70s.  He was a … Continue reading

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NYC Public Access Schedule 1974

This was from a schedule published by an Access producer “the Wizard.”  It give a flavor of what was on then, note programs by 2 groovy Access downtown denizens Anton Perich and Bob (& Nadia) Gruen. (Props too for Seamus … Continue reading

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Red Burns

Along with my involvement with Synapse, the other pivotal encounter of my video life was meeting Red Burns in early 1974 at her Alternate Media Center office.  I was looking for summer work and I was directed to Red by … Continue reading

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“White Collar Funk” (excerpt)

“White Collar Funk” aka East 23rd street in the 70s. It was a time when the novelty of having a video camera would stir interest and create interaction. Here on 23rd St. bet Park & Lex, downtown side. Back then … Continue reading

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Training (bored) intern.

Training (bored) intern.

1975 just graduated from college, this was my 3rd “summer” job in video. A return season as the ‘porta-pak’ guy for the Public Access Dept. at what was then called Manhattan Cable TV (Time Cable).

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