For four years and seventy-nine episodes, Manhattan Neighborhood Network's public access show Chess Now was a revolving door of exuberant hosts (including fan favorites as Tana
and Checkerboard Phil
), technical difficulties, prank calls, and remarkably little chess. The complete archives are on YouTube
posted by Shadax
on Apr 7, 2013 -
In 1977-1978, a public access TV show called Public Access Poetry
featured leading poets from across the country (Ted Berrigan, Ron Padgett, Eileen Myles, John Yau, Brad Gooch, just to name a few). [more inside]
posted by mattbucher
on Sep 23, 2011 -
The website for LA 36 Public Access
[WMA plugin required to view shows]
is where you should be when you want incredibly diverse programming to come at you right this second. And by "incredibly diverse programming," I mean "what the hell is this." Absorbing niche programming is offered together with some of TV's greatest inexplicabilities.
Particularly recommended is The Roots of the Earthman,
a full-length movie produced by the Unarius Academy of Science of El Cajon (previously)
without a script, starring cult members who "relived past lives" in order to bring you this historical reenactment. [Youtube clip of intro, 3:44] [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena
on Aug 15, 2010 -
The Power of the Penis
[YouTube],[NSFW]. I'm sorry for making my first post ever a single link YouTube post, but this Atlanta Public Access TV clip is the most educational video I have ever seen. Alexyss Tylor hosts a show on 'Vagina Power 'and 'Penis Power' with her mother. It's about 9 minutes of true insight - women, don't let men hit the bottom or use their penis as a weapon! Separate the love, the orgasm, and the penis, OK? Make sure he buys you the shrimp plate though!
posted by waitingtoderail
on Apr 17, 2007 -
Welcome to the INFORMATION-CYBER-WAR.
Tired of the same old "song & dance" from the "Democrats" & "Republicans"? Glen Glidden knows how you feel. That's why he started "the most dangerous show on public access cable television." He takes on City Hall
, revealing that most elected officials in Minnesota suburbs are usurpers
, illegally occupying their position. He exposes the truth
about November's election: it's Clown vs. Clown. And he's a Rammstein fan
(why not?). Take a look, but remember: the truth may hurt.
posted by punishinglemur
on Sep 25, 2004 -