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  • UPDATE (March 21, 2013): It's been a few years now since I sponsored a Public Access timeslot.

    Here's what I'm wondering: these days, are there enough people watching the public access channel to make this type of advocacy worth our time & effort? Perhaps there are. But I don't want to keep showing them outdated content.

    And I can't, myself, do the digital editing necessary to produce new programming.

    But maybe someone else can. If you're handy at creating dvds (or you know someone who is), then maybe we could continue putting pro-animal, pro-veg material on the public access channel.

    Otherwise, if nobody can make dvds suitable for the 30- or 60-minute timeslots, then I'll declare this project finished for now (or dormant, until someone comes along who's got the software & the skills to revive it).

    Jennifer

    Dear Vegan Long Island members,

    This is a pitch for Public Access activism for the animals!

    Public Access programming? "But isn't that a thing of the past?" I hear you ask...

    Okay, I grant you that there probably aren't THAT many public access viewers nowadays, what with the advent of YouTube and satellite tv and Netflix and all that...

    But I know there are still people out there checking out the public access channel. (How do I know? I got a call last year from someone who saw the Dr. Greger program I was showing in the Hauppauge system...this viewer wanted to know how to get a copy for himself so he could show it to his nursing students!)

    Submitting tapes/dvds for the public access channel is free. And relatively easy.

    And I have a bunch of vegan-themed dvds, just WAITING to get shown.

    Wanna help? Here's how: become a public access timeslot "sponsor."

    Read the steps below, and RSVP!

    Thanks for all you do,
    Jennifer

    ___________________________________________________________________

    Here are the steps to become a timeslot sponsor:

    Step 1: Be a resident of one of the municipalities listed below. (You do NOT have to be a Cablevision subscriber. You just have to have a driver's license, state ID, or utility bill that shows that your residential address is in one of Cablevision's service regions.)

    Step 2: Call the appropriate Cablevision office -- see phone #s below -- to request a Public Access application & envelope. They'll just ask for your name & mailing address. They might also ask for the name of your "show," so you should probably decide beforehand which tape you want to submit...see the menu of possibilities below...

    Step 3: After the PA application arrives in your mail, call me if you want my guidance in filling it out...

    Step 4: Put that filled-out PA application & copy of your proof-of-residence in the mail (if they tell you there are timeslots available right now). Or, if the schedule is currently all filled up, they may tell you that you need to wait for the next mail-in date for the next 6-month contract period. No problem. That mail-in date will be in a few months.

    Step 5: Now wait for Cablevision to send you notification about your timeslot.

    Step 6: O Happy Day! You'll receive the postcard in the mail that notifies you of the day & time of your very own weekly Public Access timeslot, yay!!

    Step 7: At least 3 days before your first show will be cablecast, the actual tape/dvd will need to be dropped off at your Cablevision center. If you want, we can do it together, or if you're a bold, adventurous & independent sort, you can do it yourself! (And I'll mail you the supply of dvds I've got for you.)


    So...how does that sound? Not too hard? Wanna try it?

    We might be able to get a whole bunch of animal or veg programming on the schedule now, or for the next 6-month period.


    I've got 10 hours of Dr. Michael Greger's "Latest in Nutrition," which can be copied onto DVDs for you to submit.

    I also have "Eating Mercifully" and "Honoring God's Creation" DVDs, which present the case for a plant-based diet from Christian perspectives. (Since there's already a lot of religious programming on public access, I figure these DVDs might have a ready-made audience...)

    ___________________________________________________________________


    I know this programming can change lives.

    How do I know? In the past, I ran some programs that showed a contact email address, and I got emails from people writing to say thank you... to say how glad they were to have their eyes opened, and how they felt motivated to start making better choices...


    So, if you're interested in using CABLE TV...
    to bring ANIMAL-COMPASSION-INSPIRING INFORMATION to others on Long Island...
    please RSVP to this opportunity.

    Thank you!

    ___________________________________________________________________


    In addition to the DVDs mentioned above, I've got other videos & dvds that could be shown, if someone can help duplicate them on dvds.

    I know it's also possible to burn your own dvd with downloaded video, though I haven't tried it myself. If you're a digital editing wiz and want to help, please let me know.

    Note that you'll be requesting a 30-minute or a 60-minute timeslot (you get to choose).

    Some of the tapes I list below don't have running times of 30 or 60 minutes, so they'd have to be cut or combined with other footage to make 30 min or 60 min.

    Suitable for all ages:
    - Eat This! (Four British teenagers explore the way animals are raised for food...20 minutes)
    - Just Choices (A group of US high school students research animal protection issues for a class project on social justice...21 minutes)
    - Share the World (Animal feelings, humane choices -- for grades 3-5...28 minutes)
    - My Friends at the Farm (Children meet rescued animal ambassadors at Farm Sanctuary, and learn their stories -- for grades 3-6...19 minutes)
    - The Emotional World of Farm Animals (Jeffrey Masson tours animal sanctuaries, learning about the emotions and intelligence of farm animals...52 minutes)

    Contains disturbing footage, so not suitable for a daytime or early evening timeslot:
    - Meat the Truth (The massive impact of livestock farming on climate change...73 minutes)
    - Earthlings (Disturbing footage of animals used/abused for food, clothing, entertainment, lab research...95 minutes)
    - A Cow at My Table (Interviews of animal rights activists & slaughterhouse scenes...90 minutes)
    - Veg Video (Episodes featuring footage of mistreatment of animals on factory farms...60 minutes)
    - Undercover TV (Episodes hosted by Kenneth Williams & others, featuring hidden-camera footage of factory farming, fur farming, etc....30 min)

    You could always call your timeslot by a general-purpose name, such as "Animal Issues" or "Go Veg."

    ___________________________________________________________________

    WHICH CABLEVISION OFFICE DO I CALL TO REQUEST MY APPLICATION? Hauppauge, Woodbury, or Riverhead? Read on...

    * * * * * *

    If you're a resident of one of the following municipalities, contact the HAUPPAUGE office at[masked] (Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 5:30) to ask them to mail you a Public Access application & submission envelope.

    Bayport, Bay Shore, Bellport, Blue Point, Bohemia, Brentwood, Brightwaters, Brookhaven, Calverton, Center Moriches, Centereach, Central Islip, Commack, Coram, East Islip, East Moriches, Eastport, Farmingville, Fort Salonga, Great River, Hauppauge, Holbrook, Holtsville, Islip Terrace, Kings Park, Lake Grove, Manorville, Mastic, Mastic Beach, Medford, Middle Island, Miller Place, Mount Sinai, Nesconset, Oakdale, Patchogue, Port Jefferson, Port Jefferson Station, Ridge, Rocky Point, Ronkonkoma, St. James, Sayville, Selden, Setauket, Shirley, Shoreham, Smithtown, Sound Beach, Stony Brook, Village of Port Jefferson, Wading River, West Islip, West Sayville, Yaphank

    * * * * * *

    If you're a resident of one of the following municipalities, contact the WOODBURY office at[masked] or[masked] (Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) to ask them to mail you a Public Access application & submission envelope.

    Albertson, Amityville, Asharoken, Atlantic Beach, Babylon, North Babylon, West Babylon, Baldwin, Bayshore, Bayville, Bellmore, Bellerose, Bethpage, Brightwaters, Brookville, Old Brookville, Upper Brookville, Carle Place, Cedarhurst, Centerport, Cold Spring Harbor, Commack, Copaigue, Cove Neck, Deer Park, Dix Hills, East Hills, East Islip, East Meadow, East Northport, East Norwich, East Rockaway, Eatons Neck, Elmont, Farmingdale, Floral Park, Franklin Square, Freeport, Garden City, Garden City Park, Gilgo Beach, Glen Cove, Glen Head, Glenwood Landing, Great Neck, Green Lawn, Greenvale, Half Hollow Hills, Harbor Hills, Hempstead, Hewlett, Hicksville, Huntington, Huntington Station, Inwood, Island Park, Islip, Islip Terrace, Jericho, Lakeview, Lattington, Laurel Hollow, Lawrence, Levittown, Lido Beach, Lindenhurst, Lloyd Harbor, Locust Valley, Long Beach, Lynbrook, Malverne, Manhasset, Manorhaven, Massapequa, Massapequa Park, Matinecock, Melville, Merrick, Mill Neck, Mineola, Muttontown, New Cassel, New Hyde Park, North Bellmore, Northport, North Woodmere, Oak Beach, Oceanside, Old Bethpage, Old Westbury, Oyster Bay, Oyster Bay Cove, Plainedge, Plainview, Point Lookout, Port Washington, Rockville Center, Roosevelt, Roslyn, Roslyn Harbor, Roslyn Heights, Sands Point, Sea Cliff, Seaford, Stewart Manor, Syosset, Uniondale, Valley Stream, Vernon Valley, Wantagh, Westbury, West Hempstead, West Hills, Wheatley Heights, Williston Park, Woodbury, Woodmere, Woodsburgh, Wyandanch

    * * * * * *
    If you're a resident of one of the following municipalities, contact the RIVERHEAD office at[masked] (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.) to ask them to mail you a Public Access application & submission envelope.


    Amagansett, Aquebogue, Bridgehampton, Calverton, Cutchogue, East Marion, Eastport, East Hampton, East Quogue, Greenport, Hampton Bays, Jamesport, Laurel, Mattituck, Montauk, North Haven, New Suffolk, Orient, Quogue, Remsenberg, Riverhead/Flanders, Sagaponack, Sag Harbor/Noyac, Shelter Island, Southampton, South Jamesport, Southold, Wading River, Wainscott, Waterhampton Beach, Watermill, Westhampton

    ___________________________________________________________________


    FYI, the Cablevision website also explains the submission process here:

    http://www.cablevision.com/local/access/qa.jsp



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  • Wendy R.

    I do watch Public Access. Just this morning I watched Dr. Pape who is a Chiropractor in Commack. How do you get a hour time slot as opposed to a half hour? As for a video, I completely say it should be Dr. Gregor. He is fun and entertaining, that will keep the channel surfing attention. Most people will not want to stay looking at it if it is a sad or depressing video. We must know what kind of audience we want to sucker in.

    November 26, 2013

    • Jennifer G.

      Last I checked, at least in the Brookhaven/Hauppauge Cablevision system, the application allows you to select either a 30-min or 60-min time slot. Your choice. I agree, Wendy, it would be great to get more Michael Greger content shown! Do you have the ability to make DVDs according to Cablevision's formatting requirements? Or do you know someone who could help you?

      If you have the time & inclination to contact Cablevision & find out exactly what needs to be on the DVD for them to accept it, that would be wonderful.

      (I'm afraid I'm of no use in this department, because I have experience only with submitting VHS tapes. Back in the old days. :)

      November 26, 2013

    • Wendy R.

      I have no idea how to put things onto the DVD, especially for Cable Vision. I think I saw Gregor on Cable Vision once before. Lots of us have his DVDs.

      November 27, 2013

  • Jennifer G.

    John, sorry about that link, and thank you so much for providing one that works--I've updated the post with it. And yes, you're correct--if there are slots left over, you can try for additional ones.

    Kathleen, thank you for the praise--but it's YOU who's awesome for picking this up and running with it--can't thank you enough! <3

    March 13, 2012

    • Jennifer G.

      Regina, welcome! You're right, I haven't posted it yet as an event to RSVP to—I was planning to do that soon—but last month I did send an email to all VLI members, letting them know it's coming so they can save the date. Thanks for the nudge, though. I will post it after I post April's Sustainability Film night. :)

      March 20, 2013

    • Regina

      Great! :)

      March 21, 2013

  • Ann Salpeter S.

    I have spearheaded advocacy events for humane rights for animals. Have plans to do this again, next Spring 2013.

    June 6, 2012

  • Karen N.

    I just noticed this site...with only 5 days left I gather I'm to late to get all this done, but I'm in Woodbury (Amityville/Massapequa) and would be willing to "do" next 6 mo. period if I understand correctly?

    March 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was looking at the local access information on the Cablevision site and it states that a clean copy of the program needs to be submitted with the application.

    The link above didn't work for me. This is the page I read:
    http://www.cablevision.com/local/access/qa.jsp

    Also, I don't know how it was in the past, but it looks like you can request more than one time slot. If there are any open after the initial application period is over they hold a random drawing for the extras.

    March 9, 2012

  • Ruth M.

    Sounds good, I will do this.

    December 17, 2011

  • Jennifer G.

    You rock!! :) Thank you SO much for doing this!

    October 11, 2011

  • Jennifer G.

    Will do, Kathleen! Thanks again. <3

    October 4, 2011

  • Jennifer G.

    By the way, if anyone else in the Riverhead or Hauppauge service areas wants to join Katherine & Kathleen, GREAT. It's one timeslot per person, and the more timeslots the better!

    September 30, 2011

  • Paula

    Check out "Glass Walls" in Queens on Time Warner/QPTV: Wed @ 8-830 pm channel 56, Thurs. [masked] am channel 34

    September 30, 2011

  • Jennifer G.

    Anyone from the Woodbury system want to join in the fun??

    September 27, 2011

  • Jennifer G.

    DOUBLE fantastic!! Thank you, Kathleen--this is wonderful news that you're game to try this. I'm so excited that additional folks are getting involved with this. It just takes a few, and I'm grateful to you and Katherine for stepping up! xoxoxo

    September 27, 2011

  • Jennifer G.

    FANTASTIC! You're awesome, Katherine--thank you SO much! Why don't you email me your mailing address, and I'll put the "Animal Matters" DVDs in the mail to you. my email: [masked]

    September 26, 2011

  • katherine

    i called. bob from the riverhead office will get my info and send an application out to me. i'll start out with the easiest option.

    September 26, 2011

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