This is an excerpt from the Deep Dish TV program "Give Peace A Channel." From Vietnam Veterans blasting the Rambo myth, to activists raising money for local peace groups, to regular folks getting arrested on the steps of a weapons factory, this show is a testament to the level of public concern around issues of militarism and disarmament. Voices of city teenagers talking about spending money for bombs instead of helping to rebuild their neighborhood while viewing footage of abandoned buildings brings the discussion of "budget priorities" out of the realm of the abstract and into our daily lives, where it belongs. (58:00)
Produced by Caryn Rogoff and Kirk Ruebenson (NY, NY) Paper Tiger Television Collective, a New York based public access producers' group known for their imaginative and low-tech media critiques, in conjunction with the Boston Film and Video Foundation, produced the pilot series of Deep Dish TV in 1985-86. Each program was made up of excerpts from tapes made by community TV producers from around the country. The series was offered free of charge to access stations that wanted to record it off the satellite. The Paper Tiger collective formed ten production teams including some people who were new- comers to access production. Over 186 stations down-linked the first series.