“The Importance of Public Access TV” is an editorial post at the East Hampton PEG website.Please take a moment to read it.
Why is public access television so important?
In most cases, it’s a source of raw information that is highly pertinent to people’s lives, accessible for anyone who has a TV and the most basic of cable plans. It’s a form of freedom of expression, solidified through agreements with big cable companies that normally have to negotiate with municipalities to be the sole provider of cable access. In many places where the county or town allowed that company to move in, “PEG” channels were born, meaning “public, educational, and government” channels.
You can read the full editorial on the LTV Media Center website https://www.ltveh.org/post/the-importance-of-public-access-tv