CCTV & Town Meeting TV COVID Update

March 13, 2020

Updated October 27, 2020

Dear Friends of Free Speech:

Our staff is working remotely to give you a front seat to local democracy during the COVID-19 period. We produce more than 100 programs each month with a variety of municipalities and community based producers. Please contact us if you need help producing a public affairs program, and we will help you get your voice on the air. We are working with our community members, interns, and visitors in creative ways, so get in touch!

Tune into Town Meeting TV 24/7 on ch17.tv, on cable at Burlington Telecom (BT) 17/217, Comcast 1087, and YouTube at (Town Meeting TV).

Town Meeting TV will continue to prioritize municipal meetings for coverage. We are in contact with our municipal colleagues and await news of changes in public meeting protocols. We will work with our municipal members to determine the most effective ways to reach a “remote” public during this period. Program requests will be evaluated on a case by case basis. We will use our discretion on the deployment of our field producers, as their well-being is our priority.

Free speech continues to be important during this time. CCTV/Town Meeting TV will accept, air, and share your publicly produced videos using online means. Please send them to us at https://www.cctv.org/SendYourVideos Do not hesitate to contact us directly if you have questions or need help with this process.

> Public Access & General Operations - Meghan O’Rourke, Channel Director - morourke [at] cctv [dot] org
> Meeting Coverage - Dan Logan, Channel Coordinator, maketv [at] cctv [dot] org

Our aim is to keep our staff and community healthy, uphold our social responsibility, and to think proactively about how best to serve democratic functions during this time. We are grateful for your continued support. Thank you.

Our best wishes for your health and well being,
Lauren-Glenn Davitian, CCTV Executive Director, davitian [at] cctv [dot] org, 802.862.1645 x12

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