As the producer of Positive Energy, a local program produced through Princeton TV, I recently interviewed and covered the Gay Pride Parade on Saturday June 22. This event was historic as the first of its kind held in the heart of Princeton. As far as I know, I was the only television media to cover this event. The show aired on Princeton Community TV, and the archived version is housed on Vimeo and YouTube forever for all to enjoy.

The Princeton Gay Pride parade brought together local non-profits, organizations, vendors, government officials, and other influencers, to celebrate diversity and inclusion. This type of event needs and deserves as much publicity as it can get.

According to Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert, “there are now ample ways for video producers to easily share their work that do not incur cost to taxpayers.” This might be true; however, I was only able to produce this show because of the skillful assistance and expertise provided by Princeton Community TV. Without Princeton TV, I might have made a video but it would not have been as professional and impactful as it turned out to be. Also through Princeton TV I am able to reach a local audience as well as potentially a wider national audience with such ground-breaking content.

As a business owner and resident in the Princeton area for more than 16 years, the services I receive through Princeton Television have allowed me to play a larger role in the growth of our community as well as develop my business which contributes to the local economy. I am pleased to be able to “stay local” and support a non-profit that is independent and free from commercial/corporate money. Without Princeton TV I would have never been able to make the impact I have made through hosting and producing my show.

Princeton TV allows Princeton to shine through a creative spotlight on our residents, business owners, organizations and more. As they say at Princeton TV, let’s keep the “community in community television.”

Michele Granberg
Executive Producer & Host of Positive Energy TV

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