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Here is a plaque for an award the Alliance for Community Media bestowed upon Songs of Freedom Television in 1997. This was for the work done during our first year on TV.

The Alliance for Community Media is a trade group and an organization comprised of public access television professionals. They lobby in Washington DC for your right to create video and have it seen and have it paid for by the commercial corporate entities in your town entering your home and your mind every day. Always an uphill battle. They are also the people who work in access centers. Members also include community access producers like myself. I was honored to receive an award, more so to have the award represent the category of Empowerment, a word that means a lot to me.

I stopped entering the annual competitions a number of years ago, not because I have an attitude about them or because I have “been there and done that.” It is just not where my energy lives now. I seek to do the good work and fight the good fight because it is the right thing to do. I seek to acknowledge others who travel the same road and inspire with creativity and vision. I seek and do that while daring to express myself and have fun along the way.

I am glad you are here to share the journey with me.
Don't forget to laugh as you change the world.

~ Joel ~

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This is a plaque of an award Songs of Freedom won in our very first year. It is the prestigious Hometown Video Award in the category of Empowerment.

Songs of Freedom Television “Tune in and don’t tune out!”

MANHATTAN
Saturday at 10:30 PM Channel 34 Spectrum Channel 82 RCN Channel 33 Verizon and at www.mnn.org Community Channel 1

Saturday, September 4, 11, 18, 25

QUEENS
Thursday 11:00 am Spectrum Channel 56/1996 RCN 84 Fios 36 and
Thursday 8:00 pm Spectrum Channel 79/1998 RCN 83 Fios 35

Thursday, September , 9, 16, 23, 30

[QPTV is currently experiencing technical issues affecting the ability to accept new programming. The show dates listed listed for this month are accurate, but the episodes may not be what has been scheduled.]

BROOKLYN
Mondays and Wednesdays at 3 am, 9:30 am, and 2:30 pm on Channels 35/68, Spectrum 1998, Optimum 68, RCN 83, Verizon 43, also, Live Streaming at Brooklyn Free Speech Television, Channel 2

Monday and Wednesday:
September 6 & 8, 13 & 15, 20 & 22, 27 & 29

BRONX
Monday at 7:30 PM on BX OMNI, Optimum: 68 and FIOS: 2134

You can also watch online at www.bronxnet.tv Channel 68/2134, BX OMNI

Monday, September 6, 13, 20, 27

Upcoming Episodes

~ September 2021 ~

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"We know about the heartache.  Everyday we feel the pain.
The missing and the loved ones we may never see again.
With those who grieve we share our hearts.
There is little we can say.
We can walk the troubled road with them.
It is the only way."

~ from The Only Way by Joel Landy ~

This month Songs of Freedom Television devotes its episodes to the heroes in our lives. I think it is true to say that everybody in your life and every stranger that you meet is a hero to somebody. The first two episodes this month are from the October 20, 2001 benefit concert I produced with Lorcan Otway at the 22-Below Cabaret in New York City. We were all still processing and living with the tragedy that took place a few blocks away on September 11th during the previous month. The benefit was for the families of Engine 33, Ladder 9. They lost one quarter of their workforce on that fateful day. Firefighters are heroes to us all. They remain heroes in our everyday life. Songs of Freedom Television is honored to honor them.

Show 3 this month celebrates the life and memory of Pete Seeger, who remains a hero to artists and humanitarians around the world. The episode was recorded at the Peoples' Voice Café in 2019 in honor of Pete's hundreth birthday. Mike Glick produced this evening of soulful performances and a history of Pete's life and legacy.

Show 4  features and celebrates David Amram, "American Music's Renaissance Man". Amram is a national treasure and a walking history book of musical knowledge.  He is vigorous and busy as ever at the age of 90 as he has ever been. This performance was recorded at the Peoples' Voice Café in Manhattan at a fundraising benefit for the PVC, New York City's premiere progressive venue.

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More about the Peoples' Voice Café.

The 2021-2022 season begins on Saturday night, September 18th at Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall at 239 Thompson Street in the heart of New York City's historic Greenwich Village.

For details and more information about the Peoples' Voice Café,
including the season schedule and how you can become a volunteer, go to: www.peoplesvoicecafe.org
and the PVC Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/peoplesvoicecafe/

See you in September!

Peace, Music, and Faith,

~ joel landy ~

 

The Episodes

Show 1:  "Remember the Heroes"  show 1
Recorded on October 20, 2001, at the 22-Below Cabaret in Manhattan.
Artists include Lorcan Otway, Joel Landy, Heather Lev, Shawn Norton, Kim Rich, and Mary Shannon

Show 2:  "Remember the Heroes" show 2

Show 3:   "The Pete Seeger 100th Birthday Tribute and Celebration" show 1
Recorded at the Peoples' Voice Café in Manhattan.
Artists include Mike Glick, Linsey Wilson, Hudson Valley Sally, Robin Greenstein, Vincent Cross, Cole Quest and the City Pickers, Piedmont Bluz, Ben Grosscup, and Bev Grant

Show 4:   "David Amram at the Peoples' Voice Cafe"  show 1
This is the first of four episodes recorded at The Peoples' Voice Café  in Manhattan in 2019 with David and his jazz ensemble.

 

MANHATTAN
Saturday, September 4, 11, 18, 25

QUEENS

Thursday, September , 9, 16, 23, 30

[Queens Public Television is currently experiencing technical issues affecting the ability to accept new programming. The show dates listed listed for this month are accurate, but the episodes may not be what has been scheduled.]

BROOKLYN
Monday and Wednesday:
September 6 & 8, 13 & 15, 20 & 22, 27 & 29

BRONX
Monday, September 6, 13, 20, 27

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The Only Way

People need a hero.
We’ve been searching in our sleep
With cars, guitars and movie stars
And the dreams we cannot keep.

People need a hero,
Yet we see them everyday.
We have to walk this road together.
It is the only way.

People need a hero
In everything we do.
Have you turned around to see the hero sitting next to you?
You may not even know him.
She may never know your name.
Although they may be strangers they are heroes just the same.
As we walk the rubbled ruins and we struggle through our day
We must know this road together.
It is the only way.

We know about the heartache.  Everyday we feel the pain.
The missing and the loved ones we may never see again.
With those who grieve we share our hearts.
There is little we can say.
We can walk the troubled road with them.
It is the only way.

And those who scream for bloodshed,
That road’s been tried before.
There is justice in the healing, not another bloody war.
Our only guarantee is love in our hearts and when we pray.
Let us join our hands and walk as one.
It is the only way.

And here’s to all the heroes that you might see today,
And the road that we are walking.
It is the only way.

~ joel landy ~  

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September

"We know about the heartache.  Everyday we feel the pain.
The missing and the loved ones we may never see again.
With those who grieve we share our hearts.
There is little we can say.
We can walk the troubled road with them.
It is the only way."

~ from The Only Way by Joel Landy ~

This month Songs of Freedom Television devotes its episodes to the heroes in our lives. The first two episodes this month are from the October 20, 2001 benefit concert I produced with Lorcan Otway at the 22-Below Cabaret in New York City.

Firefighters are heroes to us all. They remain heroes in our everyday life. Songs of Freedom Television is honored to honor them.

Show 3 this month celebrates the life and memory of Pete Seeger, who remains a hero to artists and humanitarians around the world.

Show 4 features and celebrates "American Music's Renaissance Man" and national treasure, David Amram.

Celebrate the heroes in your life. It may not be the only way, but it is the better one.

With love and solidarity,

~ joel landy, songs of freedom television ~

 

The Episodes

Show 1:  "Remember the Heroes"  show 1

Show 2:  "Remember the Heroes" show 2

Show 3:   "The Pete Seeger 100th Birthday Tribute and Celebration" show 1

Show 4:   "David Amram at the Peoples' Voice Cafe"  show 1

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August
The 2021 Porch Stomp on Governors Island took place on June 26 and signaled not only the start of summer, but also a return to live events and the annual music festival. Safety was observed during this annual event as numerous musical spaces on the island offered a variety of music. I helped to host the Peopes' Voice Cafe stage and recorded the event for Songs of Freedom Television. I hope you enjoy the episodes edited from that exciting day. I also hope that you and your family are well and safe.

We will get through these times together.
Music will help us along the way.

Peace, Joy, Love, Music, and Faith

~ joel landy, songs of freedom television ~

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The Episodes

Episodes feature the following artists

Show 1, featuring:  Joel Landy, Hudson Valley Sally, and Bev Grant.

Show 2, featuring:  Joshua Garcia, Joel Landy, Hudson Valley Sally, and Bev Grant. 

Show 3, featuring:  Steve Suffet, Judy Gorman, Pat Lamanna, and Sally Campbell.

Show 4, featuring:  Chris Owens and the Chris Owens Brothers Band, Katie Naplatarski, and Gerry Segel. 

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July
This month marks the 25th birthday of
Songs of Freedom Television!

Technology has changed over the years, but not our commitment to bringing you the dignity of human struggle with its many faces and many voices. This month we celebrate by bringing you episodes from the SOF archives of performances from Woody Guthrie Birthday Bashes gone by. Woody, like Songs of Freedom TV, was born in July. What better way to commemorate these auspicious events than to bring you Woody shows from the past featuring Steve Suffet and his annual Woody Bash productions.

Tune in. Sing along. This land is still your land!

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The Episodes feature the 2020 Woody Brooklyn Hoot Crew:
Steve Suffet, Anne Price, Mike Lee, Pinetree, and Joel Landy 

Show 1:  https://vimeo.com/569097912

Show 2:  https://vimeo.com/569095852

Show 3:  https://vimeo.com/569096920

Show 4:  https://vimeo.com/569094811

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June
Make Music New York is a musical celebration in the streets of New York City and cities around the world that takes place annually on June 21, the summer solstice. Songs of Freedom Television has participated every year since the first one in my home town more than a dozen years ago. Last year the celebration was virtual and Songs of Freedom was there. This month we celebrate “Fête de la Musique” in the streets of my fair city as it was recorded in 2018 on the streets of Forest Hills, Queens. Songs of Freedom will be hosting an event safely outside again on the streets of Queens on Solstice Day this year. I hope you can join us then. Stay tuned for details. Until then, tune in and sing along and I will see you on the telly!

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The Episodes

Show 1:  https://youtu.be/Cm7aqMlrcv8

Show 2: https://youtu.be/yVN6i2Yg8UY

Show 3:  https://youtu.be/mLtBmSNfH2w

Show 4:  https://youtu.be/8xa2cJZOpsQ

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May
"Presente!"   Songs of Freedom Television honors those who appeared on the show over the years and have passed on. Their spirit and wisdom remain in their performances. Join us!

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The Episodes

Show 1 features: Ray Korona (from 1997)

Show 2 features:  Eric Levine (from 1996)

Show 3 features:  Jessica Feinbloom
(from 2017's  "A Song for Jessica" tribute concert)

Show 4: features:  David McReynolds (interview from 2000 when he was running for President of the United States)

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