Everyone's Channel

1990 | 00:58:00 | United States | English | B&W and Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Media Analysis, Television, Video History

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This video documents the history of U.S. community television and public access TV, using rare video clips from across the nation. Combining unique archival footage from the early days of cable, rediscovered footage from the 1/2" portapak era, and interviews with access pioneers, Everyone's Channel provides an illuminating overview of the people, ideas, and technological developments that helped make cable access a reality, and stresses the continuing need to see it as a vital necessity and right. From the birth of the video revolution, inspired by the marketing of portable TV equipment, to the first access channels in New York City and beyond, Everyone's Channel portrays the evolution of an idea that refuses to die.