|Along the Blackstone |
The cable Television series Along the Blackstone it is a collaborative effort among various nonprofit, local and state organizations, the National Park Service and a host of individuals who contribute their stories to each episode.
The National Park Service Ranger Host leads the viewer through the industrial landscape, capturing the stories, the cultures, the rich natural resources and the heritage of the birthplace of the America’s journey towards industrialization. Along the way, we meet the people of the Valley as they tell their story in their own words.
The story of the mill villages first established here in the Blackstone Valley is a national story of industrialization for the mill village model can be found throughout the country and it is a story that all can relate to. This partnership with the people of the Blackstone Valley is reflected in the stories told and the awards won including 10 regional awards, a 1996 Telly Award, a 1997 Communicator Award of Distinction, the National Association of Interpretation’s 1998 Media Award, a 1999 Communicator Award of Excellence, and the National Park Service Freedom Star Award 2002. The A&E Network:The History Channel selected 21 episodes to air as part of their American History Showcase series.
The added benefit of the television series is that the mission of the National Park Service to “preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this and future generations” is presented using real life examples that are readily available for all to enjoy. The series showcases partners working together to preserve the rich and diverse heritage found here in the Blackstone Valley, the beginning of America’s Industrial journey, but throughout communities in America.
|Alternative Realities |
Dr. Sigmund Zoid is trapped in the Interdimensional Time and Space Vortex.
As a genious from earth in the 20th century, he is attempting to develope a device that will get him back to his own time and space. Meanwhile he shows old horror and sci-fi movies with his sidekick "Sluggo"
Most episodes have a theme that run throughout the episode and some episodes play off of each other.
|Always There |
Michael Wilsker, Vice President of a non-medical in-home elder care agency called Always Best Care For Seniors and resident of Westborough for over 26 years is the host of the " Always There” show. Mr. Wilsker will be interviewing professionals who are involved in helping the elderly and their families deal with the many issues that families face when it comes to caring for an elderly member of the family, and in addition, the specific issues that the senior members of our town face every day.
|American Songwriter |
American Songwriter is a music show produced at the Media Center in Palo Alto, CA (http://www.midpenmedia.org). The show features emerging Bay Area songwriters and bands performing original songs. The 28:30 show alternates musical performances with interview segments, with an emphasis on the craft of songwriting.
|AMERICANA - The Way We Were |
The show "AMERICANA – The Way We Were" looks back on American life by way of old
|Americas Army - The Big Picture Americas Military 1930s through 1960s |
"The Big Picture" is a program that was produced by the U.S. Army back in the 1940's and 50's. It is now in public domain.
The show is basically a PR show by the Army about the Army. In retrospect it is a wonderful view of how America once viewed itself and it's enemies. How we as a nation solved problems, interacted with other nations and viewed or armed forces with pride.
|An Original TelePlay, Rope of Sands |
Rope of Sands is a original teleplay written, produced and directed by Toni Seger. It was taped in Portland, Maine for the Community Television Network.
Rope of Sands is a domestic drama (read 'food fight') in one-act touching on many things including the nature of creative expression and the potentially lethal destructiveness of passivity and non-communication.
The dynamic is that of three characters who verbally chase each other in dizzying and frustrating circles. At times, they are witty and are often deliberately provocative, but none of the three are able to connect.
In No Exit, Jean Paul Sartre depicted hell as being eternally trapped after death in a triangle of people with whom you can’t make contact and you can’t escape. Rope of Sands brings that hell into life.
Rope of Sands was favorably reviewed after running in a NYC festival.
Rope of Sands won three nominations at the Planet Connections Summer Festival, in New York City, including one for Best Playwright.
The play runs 48 minutes.