January 1, 2020

New Member of PCTV Urges Continuing “This Valuable Service”

To the Editor: 

I am writing as a new member of Princeton Community TV who wishes that this valuable service to the community continues. I’m so sad that it took me so long to join, for I have wanted to for years but never made the time. I’ve been a guest on a few shows as a director and playwright. It is such a professional organization, and I was honored to be interviewed.

Now that I have made the time and have the inspiration to host my own show for kids on PCTV, I found out that the money from the town isn’t going to be given. I completely disagree with the thinking of those in charge of the purse strings. There is a huge need for more community organizations that bring together positive, creative people from all walks of life and all different ages to work together, especially to learn from one another. I have gained valuable skills from just a few workshops and gatherings at PCTV that I couldn’t have received anywhere else. I have learned how to work professional video cameras, create content that is worthy of an ever-increasing discerning audience, and gained valuable knowledge from those in the filmmaking business. Just having access to the professional equipment and technical guidance has not only helped me produce my own show but, as a theatre/film public school teacher, I am proud to be able to take this ever-changing modern technical knowledge and pass it onto future generations.

I know how important it is to have a welcoming and mentoring group for the young and old to be part of. We all need to open our minds and learn from each other more and focusing on the community. This is how we are going to change the world. I am happy to join together to bring content to the surrounding community, as well as help community organizations and local businesses get the word out about what they have to offer. It is a joy that I hope others are able to experience for decades to come.

I hope you will have the chance to visit the station and see what we have to offer you, the local businesses, the future generations, and everyone at home watching the shows.

Let us all remember to come together in community this 2020 and make the next decade one of listening, learning, and joy instead of divisiveness. Support Princeton Community Television with everything and anything you can. Why? Because it is not only the right thing to do for our community, but will make you remember that community is like a family; it needs to be supported to continue.

Happiest of new years to you!

Lynne Elson
East Windsor
Creator of Swami Cat — Videos, books, and music for kids