The Access Together
Project is a joint project between the City of Germantown and Germantown High School. The programs are designed to promote community involvement over cable television. The facilities and staff are provided by Germantown High School while the talent and programming are provided by the community. The concept originated when community involvement over the access channel was in a declining state due to the public's lack of familiarity with television production. The local high school television station was at the same time rapidly expanding and in need of equipment. The City Board of Mayor and Aldermen saw the chance to revive the public access line-up while simultaneously rewarding the high school with new equipment in return for their help in providing labor and facilities to tape the access programs. The Access Together Project format includes twelve regularly scheduled shows and several special features. The following programs are among those taped each month:
Inside the News - Gail Dorband of the Germantown News takes a look at what's going on in the Germantown community.
I Did It Myself - Host
Susan Thompson offers viewers creative and cost
effective ways to liven up your home and surroundings.
What's Up, Doc - Dr. Thom Lobe examines current medical issues and patient concerns.
Shelby County Schools
Report - This monthly show features stories
and in-depth interviews about the Shelby County School
Attorney Vince Perryman examines legal issues that concern you and your family.
Spotlight On Germantown -
Germantown Mayor Sharon Goldsworthy examines
issues that relate to local city government.
Living Well -
Host William Kenley explores medical treatments and wellness topics.
Inspiring Leaders - Host Donna Chandler Newman from Leadership Germantown talks with influential leaders in Germantown and the Mid-South.
Storytime - Host
Lynnie Mirvis entertains children from local area
pre-school programs with original stories and songs.
Mentors - Host Tracy
Speake focuses on personalities and issues that are of
particular interest to the senior community.
Crosstalk - GHS-TV's oldest talk show, hosted by Rachel Shannon, focuses each week on a different topic of interest to the community.
Let's Talk Money - Certified
financial managers Kelly Bolton and Harvey Cook discuss
various aspects of financial planning and money
Arts a la Carte - Jean Mathews visits with arts organizations throughout Germantown and the greater Memphis area, providing viewers with special interviews and performance offerings.
Tennessee Talks -Local political analyst Ruth Dunning discusses current issues with elected officials from across the state of Tennessee.
Chamber Matters - Pat Scroggs, Executive Director of the Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce, takes a look at issues and events concerning both the Chamber and the Germantown community.
Cable Quiz - This
academic game show features Germantown High's brightest
Special Event Programs - Many special shows fall under the Access Together umbrella including: Live Coverage of the Germantown Festival, Election Night, and the Germantown Community Television Auction.