To the Editor:
We need to clarify several points in response to the mayor’s recent comments regarding Princeton Community Television [“Mayor Lempert Responds to PCTV’s Jan. 29 Open Letter,” Mailbox, Feb. 5].
It is worth reminding the mayor that PCTV has provided a valuable service to residents and community groups for three decades — one that is all the more worthwhile in this era of cable-dominated and social media news in which the public’s voice has faded and local community news coverage has been disappearing.
Numerous residents and organizations have attested that PCTV is a tremendous asset to them. It brings the community together, provides opportunities for nonprofits, extends internships to students, and offers valuable opportunities to highlight important community issues. To suggest that PCTV can easily be replaced by individuals producing their own media on phones is to take away all the community and educational aspects of the station that make PCTV so special. more