ND TV plans October debut
Notre Dame is just weeks away from the debut of its new television station.
Led by Faculty Advisor Christine Becker and student producers Lance Johnson, Liam Dacey, Chris Chamberland and Alex Grunewald, backers hope that the station will provide a new outlet for Notre Dame broadcasting.
"Through this new medium, ND students will be able to express themselves more completely and in a unique way," Becker said. "It will feel more like they are speaking directly to the other students."
The program kicks off in early October on cable channel 3, and every other week will debut a brand new show.
The station's first project will be a variety show, she said. Divided into five segments, this show will include the sections News, Entertainment, Interview, Spotlight, and Miscellaneous.
The news section will focus on campus issues and events, with topics possibly including students' views on the transformation of the SYR. They also hope to spotlight campus groups, such as the choirs, acting groups, dance troupes, and campus bands during the entertainment portion.
The show also hopes to include a "miscellaneous" segment, to showcase the random and creative things that ND students do every day.
Although the station is not an officially school sponsored program, the students are attempting to gain university permission to turn it into a club.
"This program will also provide an outlet to those students in other majors (other than FTT) that are interested in aspects of film and television and want to become involved," Becker said.
Anyone interested in television, film or acting can participate in this program. Becker welcomes contact from students wishing to get involved.
All News Stories for Tuesday, September 10, 2002