May 8, 2019

Princeton Community TV Has Been Invaluable Resource for CFPA

To the Editor:

I was distressed to learn in your recent article [pg. one, April 24] that Princeton Community TV has not had its funding, derived from Princeton municipal government’s revenues from cable TV companies, renewed for 2019. The same article said that as a result, the station may deplete its reserves and close at the end of this year.

Princeton TV has been an invaluable resource in broadcasting and recording important presentations made by the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA). Last November, talks by Amb. Wendy Sherman, chief U.S. negotiator of the Iran Nuclear Agreement; and the Rev. Jesse Jackson were recorded for broadcast, and we were able to put links to them on our website. Earlier a CFPA talk by Noam Chomsky was viewed by 50,000!

Most recently, talks by three nuclear weapon experts given before a full house at CFPA’s March 31, 2019 Membership Renewal Gathering were also broadcast and posted as links on the internet. And Princeton TV has generously made its studio available for recording a series of Peace Matters podcasts I started earlier this year, which have been heard by over 11,500 listeners.

As a show of financial support, CFPA recently contributed the modest nonprofit organization membership fee. I urge Princeton municipal government, and individuals or foundations that could offer financial support to contribute, so Princeton TV will remain a great community resource for years to come. Their website, which includes a donate button, is


The Rev. Robert Moore
Executive Director of the Princeton-based
Coalition for Peace Action