Community TV open house helps bridge the generation gap

Mar 11, 2020

Dozens of people came out to the Dartmouth Community Television studio last Wednesday to learn what it takes to produce a TV show.

In an event that brought Dartmouth seniors and local community media together, DCTV held an open house to showcase the hard work put in by seniors on the station’s Bridging the Future program.

Bridging the Future is produced through a partnership between the Council on Aging and DCTV.

Last spring, four Dartmouth seniors started working on launching the show, which aims to bridge the generation gap and bring Council on Aging programs into the wider community.

The team — Warren Hathaway, Bradford Thelin, Nancy Jordan, and Gary Moraes — work closely with DCTV’s Daniel Medeiros on the program.

DCTV did a wonderful job at promoting their station as well as the program,” stated Council on Aging director Amy DiPietro after the open house. “Dan Medeiros showed prospective volunteers the equipment that would be needed to produce, edit and direct a TV show.” 

Other DCTV staff members were also on hand to answer questions from the public, and cheese and dessert platters were supplied by Farm and Coast Market for the occasion, she added.

Director of Media at Dartmouth Community Media Cyndi Marland noted that many senior residents attended the open house to find ways to use their creativity and network in the community.

She stated that there was also a “wonderful” presentation by those who work on Bridging the Future, featuring two of their latest productions.

“There were some very healthy conversations on how individuals could collaborate on projects in the future,” Marland added.