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The City of Peekskill's Government Channel was highlighted in the article "The One-Man Government Channel," by Geoff Poister on Governmentvideo.com. Excerpts from the article are below. Do you really need to have a staff to run a television channel? by Geoff Poister The answer to this question can be found in Peekskill, N.Y., population 25.000, where an enterprising individual had a vision. Michael Miner grew up in Peekskill, and wanted to do something good for his town. He had a professional background in broadcast television and found the existing government channel to be sadly lacking. "There was one VHS playback machine and an antiquated graphics machine for bulletin board announcements," he said. Miner approached the City Council with a proposal to offer some real programming and submitted a bid to execute the plan. "It was a low bid, but it was a foot in the door," Miner said. "As time went on the contract expanded and we started producing a lot of programming." But when Miner uses the word "we," what he really means is "me, myself and I." For the most part, he has been running the city's government channel by himself. (Although he is quick to stress that none of this would be possible without the support and goodwill of the community, including the mayor, council and sports commission.) The City of Peekskill covers his salary, and he makes efficient use of cable franchise money provided by Cablevision and Verizon FiOS to buy equipment. The studio is housed in City Hall and that is where programs, such as the mayor's weekly show, are produced. The Council Chamber is also set up for covering sessions. And just this year, he has rigged the town's baseball field for full multi-camera sports coverage. For the complete article and to view the Governmentvideo.com website, please use the following link http://www.governmentvideo.com/article/95676.