Date: February 16, 2004
Contact: email@example.com or
Light Millennium Television Series Presents...
to produce your own programs to be aired?
speaker: Clifford JACOBS
Executive Director of Queens Public Television
Wednesday, February 25, 2004
- Time: 6:30 PM
Deputy Executive Director of QPTV
Program will be opening with screenings of the following:
Demo of the Light Millennium TV Series &
-Excerpts from "Everyone's Channel" documentary
- Introductory by Ayca BAHCE
- Guest Speaker: Clifford JACOBS
- Videography by Julie MARDIN
- Where: The Rooftop Lounge & Terrace
301 East 94th Street
New York, N.Y. 10128
- For more information: 718-846-5776 or
- Venue is sponsored by: The Marmara-Manhattan
We would like to invite you to an upcoming event which
will enlighten you about one of the main paths of the
USA, the "freedom of expression," which all
of her people have relied on. Via this event, Clifford
Jacobs, the Deputy Executive of Queens Public TV, will
emphasize the role of the "public access television
in America" as well as its global importance that
can change "the course of history." As Mr. Jacobs
puts it: "When Chinese government prohibited all
media from distributing any images related to the Tiananmen
Square massacre, just one mini-digital amateur video camera
was able to capture what was happening there at that time;
and those images which were spontaneously sent out over
the Internet outside of China changed all the official
given information and its reality."
The title "Camera or Gun" was born based on Mr. Jacobs'
youth experiences in Harlem. Mr. Jacobs will share his
in-depth and profound experiences with us regarding "Public
Access TVs" in many aspects and will enlighten the
audience on how to benefit from them.
Under the light of shared experiences and information, an open
discussion platform will follow about the efficient use
of these TVs by bringing potential energy and powers together
within each community; and by well organizing and coordinating
these channels both in NY and the USA.
The event will be open to all, in particular to students in the
field of media or film, or those who completed their studies
and had to work in other areas, or people interested in
TV and documentaries who are professionals or business
owners in various fields. This will be an opportunity
for all interested parties to learn more about PUBLIC
ACCESS TVs that represent the most democratic system of
For more information:
Interview with Clifford JACOBS
A Symbol of Democracy in the US:
QPTV or PUBLIC ACCESS TV - p.1
"We live with the First Amendment", p.2
About Clifford JACOBS:
Clifford Jacobs was born on April 19, 1954. He has always been
an industrious individual. He began his career at the
age of 14, working for the Department of Social Services
for the City of New York. He attended All Saints Elementary
School, Cardinal Hayes High School, and the Harlem Preparatory
School. In his last year of attending Harlem Prep, Cliff
wrote an award-winning essay, which won him an eight-week,
all expense paid trip to Europe.
Upon his return to New York, Cliff moved to Rhode Island to attend
Brown University. There, giving full rein to his great
love of humanity, he majored in Anthropology and Portuguese/Brazilian
studies. He also volunteered his time as a Big Brother
and worked as a drug counselor for troubled teens. Along
the way, he developed an interest in film and television
and took courses in these subjects at the Rhode Island
School of Design.
After graduating from Brown, Cliff continued his work as a drug
counselor and social worker. In 1981, he decided it was
time to switch jobs and pursue a career in television.
After studying television production at the Cable Health
Network (Lifetime), he went on to do corporate video at
Sotheby's where he could indulge his artistic sense on
the job. He left Sotheby's to work for Deloitte, Haskins
& Sells (Deloitte/Touche) producing training videos
for Certified Public Accountants. In 1988, Cliff began
working as a volunteer playback operator at Queens Public
Access Television. It did not take long for him to be
hired as the Video Production Trainer. He was later promoted
to Production Manager. Then, in 1993 he supervised the
construction of QPTV's new studio facilities located on
the campus of York College. He served as Facility Manager
of the new studio from 1993-1997. Currently, he is the
Deputy Executive Director of QPTV.
For more information about Clifford JACOBS:
Jacobs & Bircan Unver during the launching event for
The Light Millennium TV series on January 13, 2000, Flushing,
About The Light Millennium Television Series
Programs highlighting individual issues such as arts, artist
profiles, culture, peace, and the freedom of speech.
The Light Millennium Television (LMTV) series was launched by Bircan
Ünver in January 2000 at Queens Public Television
(http://www.qptv.org /channels# 34, 35, 56 & 57) as a
monthly series. The television series was incorporated
under the umbrella of The Light Millennium on July 17,
2001 within the structure of a not-for-profit organization.
The programs have been produced for public benefit, and
do not contain any commercials. Time slots take place
within the period of January to June 2004: Channel #34,
Tuesday, 1:00 PM & Channel #34, Monday, 9:30 PM.
LMTV series seeks sponsors for its upcoming programs, as well as
for expanding its broadcasting locations in New York,
and in other states based on available sponsorships. For
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How to sponsor the Light Millennium?
* The Light
Millennium aims to provide an international platform for
the free expression of ideas and experiences in order
to foster a global connection among all people.
* The Light Millennium is a public benefit organization, and incorporated
on July 17, 2001 with status #501 ( c ) (3) based in New
are the soul of the Light Millennium."
Other sponsors of the event:
- Media Sponsor
of this event: MEZUNUSA.COM
- Special thanks to Divane Restaurant
that Louise Mercado is no longer with the Light Millennium
as of December 31, 2003.