GrassRoots announces fund drive programming |

GrassRoots announces fund drive programming

GrassRoots TV, channel 12, has announced its programming during its annual fund drive, GrassRoots TV’s “1st & Free Highlights 2005,” which runs from Monday to Dec. 25.Programs include coverage of the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Ideas Festival this past summer, new episodes of “Inside the Producer’s Studio” about GrassRoots TV community producers, Aspen High School hockey, coverage of the first annual GrassRoots TV Poker Party taped earlier this month, and a documentary by local filmmaker Greg Poschman about John Denver.GrassRoots will also air nominations for the inaugural “Grassies Awards” during telethon week. Grassies Awards celebrate the achievements of two dozen community TV producers in 2005. Nomination forms, which can be found in the Aspen Daily News, must be completed and faxed to GrassRoots TV at 925-8001 by Dec. 26. The 17 categories include: Most Outstanding Show, Weirdest Show, Most Outstanding Host, Most Outstanding Set Design, and more.In addition to call-in donations from the viewing public and supporters, GrassRoots TV is raising additional income during the annual fund drive by auctioning three pieces of high-end jewelry from Christopher Walling and Tamsen Z Bijou, including Walling’s signature fresh water pearl earrings, a coin pearl and ametrine necklace, and a 12-strand rhodelite garnet necklace. The approximate combined value of the jewelry is $7,600. Bids will be taken through Dec. 22. Call 925-8000, ext. 4, and register with a credit card.”Our programming has grown leaps and bounds over the last few years thanks to our community producers,” said GrassRoots TV executive director John Masters. “We’re very proud to be part of this ongoing experiment as we enter into our 35th year as the first community television station in the nation.”For more information about the fund drive, to make a donation, or to place a bid on a piece of jewelry, call 925-8000, ext. 4, or visit

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