About 6 months ago I decided I wanted to get more involved with Dayton's local public access channel... we've got a fantastic station here with a lot of great original content and I had a few ideas, so I wanted to learn more. I went down and sat through the orientation, it took about an hour and I learned what it would take to make videos using their hardware, software, and studio space. After the hour was over and I was depressed that I'd be required to take hours and hours of training to learn their camera operation, their mic operation, avid editing and a bunch of other stuff.. I asked "How about if I shoot on my own camcorder, edit with my own software, and show up with a DVD in hand? Will you show that content?" Surprisingly, the answer was "Yes.. you just need to sign a waiver." Since then I've been thinking about what type of show I want to do.. what type of content I want to produce.. and I really think I'd like working in social activism (Dayton is home of Wright Pat AFB has as such has a lot of wounded Veteran's living here, many in poverty), we have a large homeless population, we rank 15th in the nation in foreclosure rates but 145th in population, and I'd love to do a sort of schoolhouse rock type of show on stem cell research. Anyways.. these are my ideas, I wanted to see if anyone else is currently involved with public access television and if so what type of shows they produce?