Category Archives: Public Access

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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Early Video of the Talking Heads

I was a founding member of a video group – Metropolis Video – that was among the first to shoot at CBGBs (1975). We were friends & colleagues working at Manhattan Cable Public Access. What made our effort special was … 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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