Press Release: PCTV21-G20 Live Call-in show

1300 Western Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15233
Contact:  John H. Patterson, Executive Director
412-322-7570, ext. 302

For Immediate Release

PCTV 21 to Host Live Call-In Program

During G20

Pittsburgh, PA —  PCTV 21 will host a live television call-in program on September 25thfrom 4-6 pm to give residents an opportunity to share information and express their opinions and feelings about the G20.  The program, entitled “Inside the Outside of G20”, will also feature video clips and photographs submitted by members of the public.  The program will be available to Comcast Cable subscribers on Channel 21 or on-line at

“As Pittsburgh’s public access station, we have an important responsibility to serve the public,“ says PCTV’s new Executive Director John Patterson.  “The G20 is an important opportunity for Pittsburgh and we felt it was important to provide programming that gives the average person an opportunity to express their thoughts and opinions about this once in a generation event.”

The program will also feature eyewitness information from people directly involved in activities associated with the G20, including protests and other community events.  “Our hope is that through the participation of people on the ground, we will capture a slice of the G20 that might be missed by other media outlets”, says Patterson.

People can participate in one of four ways.  Number one, they can call 412-231-2288 during the program to be put on the air.  Secondly, they can submit video taken during the G20.  All video needs to be in Mini-DV, DVD-R, VHS or SVHS format and needs to be physically dropped off at PCTV’s studio at 1300 Western Avenue.  Third, people can e-mail photos  Fourth, people can send an e-mail to  E-mails will be read on the air.

“PCTV is happy to provide this program as a public service to the City of Pittsburgh,” says Patterson.  “Public access plays a vital role in the life of any City, and this is our way of giving back to the community.”

For more information on this and other programs, people are invited to call PCTV at 412-322-7570 or visit PCTV’s website at

One Response to “Press Release: PCTV21-G20 Live Call-in show”

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