Next Tuesday, October 29, Somerville’s first local TV news program kicks off at 7:00 p.m. on Somerville Community Access Television (SCATV), Channel 3, and on the station’s website – http://www.scatvsomerville.org/. The debut of this biweekly half-hour program, with reporters and anchors from the community and from SCATV staff, takes a look at the upcoming elections for the Board of Aldermen, at the Assembly Square development and local hiring, at the Fluff Festival, the Trust Act, and other issues.
Every newscast will end with an interview. Rep. Denise Provost will be Somerville Neighborhood News’ first guest and will be interviewed by News Director Jane Regan, an award-winning journalist who is also SCATV’s former executive director. In keeping with the newscast’s dedication to serving all of Somerville, some brief sections of the newscast are in one of the city’s many languages and are subtitled into English. The entire program will be available subtitled in 44 different languages on SCATV’s website. At a time when newspapers and local TV stations are laying off journalists left and right, Somerville is bucking the trend. All residents are invited to watch, to send in comments, and to come into SCATV in order to get involved in the program. To contact the news team with story tips, comments and information, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.