November 2018

Dear Friends and Supporters,

During the winter of 2018, PCTV moved into new premises at 2 Lake Street – an address that once housed the old pump facility for the Village of Pleasantville. We are grateful to the Village for support in providing us with our new facility. We anticipate full operations of the studio by early 2019 when we will be able to resume studio shoots and no longer need to utilize the Pleasantville High School studio. Without the school district’s support over this past year, PCTV would not have been able to film. The community support of both our School District and Village Board is a testament to the importance of maintaining public access and supporting our community overall. For this collaboration, the Board, staff, and producers of PCTV are very grateful.

The studio also suffered from the elements last year with power shortages, fallen trees, etc. but with the help of the Village Department of Public Works and local support we were able to continue operating! Also, because of the move to the new premises, we were forced to broadcast on Altice (the old Cablevision) Channel 78 in place of our traditional Channel 76. We have now resumed broadcasting over Altice Channel 76 and Verizon Channel 36 for our village residents and surrounding communities. We thank you for your patience during this past year and we look forward to a ribbon cutting ceremony in the new year for the unveiling or our new studio premises!

Finally, last spring, PCTV held its annual fundraiser in recognition of one of our most loyal supporters, Ben Cheever, whose “About Writing” show has been airing for over 15 years. We thank all of our supporters and friends for attending this event, which helps raise funds to keep our operations open for business.

We thank you for your continued support and dedication to public access and hope you will consider PCTV in your giving plans this year. A donation form is attached. Please enjoy the holiday season with your friends and family!

Juliette Saisselin, Chair

Board of Directors: Nick Antonaccio, Ernie Csak, Jonathan Cunningham, Bernard Gordon, Mayor Peter Scherer – Village Liason