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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fayetteville Public Access Television, and the need for a museum exhibit

Posted By on Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 7:02 PM

For some time I have been sifting through 30+ years of archives of public access history in Fayetteville, which can be a time consuming, laborious process, since every page must be read - no skimming aloud.

For some time I have been thinking that, just as they did in New York in 2011, Fayetteville should have a museum exhibit honoring public access, and the passion and eloquence of those who have sought to both influence and entertain their chosen community over the past three decades.

Over the years there has not been an issue which has not seen activists flock to public access, using the Take Five/Short takes services, or producing programs of their own, pro or con. We have also seen hundreds, if not thousands, of singers, poets and storytellers sharing their art with the world. men and women of faith have used public access to spread their message.

Liberals, conservatives, libertarians, men, women, children, of all races and all ages have come to the station, and helped create a video quilt of their community, telling the stories that commercial television has little to no interest in.

It’s a story of passion and enthusiasm, and and it is only meet and right for us to honor those who have used pubic access to share their stories with us.

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Tracy Cutaia: DanScape

In the 1990s, my wife had a dance troupe featuring both professional and disabled dancers. TRACY CUTAIA: DANSCAPE features two of their performances. Music for the first piece was written by CATHERINE REED of Eureka Springs. The program can be seen anytime at:

http://new.livestream.com/accounts/5381142/faypublive

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