Channel 19 becomes "Fright-teen" for Halloween
Special holiday movie line-up comes to government "ax-cess" television. Classic films such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera will highlight a full day of special Halloween programming on the City of College Station's Channel 19 (Suddenlink). Introduced by the city's own Lacey "El-Livra" Lively, a total of 18 classic and vintage horror films will be shown Oct. 30 and repeated Oct. 31. A variety of short, yet entertaining, city programming will air between the movies to allow viewers unfamiliar with Channel 19 to get an idea of the useful information that is routinely found there.
Why Halloween movies?
Each part of our City Council Strategic Initiatives includes a directive to "share information and communicate with citizens about city issues through various media outlets." Channel 19 is one of many outlets at our disposal. The annual Halloween vintage film series, which began in 2009, attracts viewers to Channel 19 who would probably never turn to it. Between movies, city-related information is presented in a fun way. Hopefully, this inspires more viewers like you to try Channel 19 throughout the year.
How'd they do that?
To create the Fright-teen video promos, local actors, actresses and friends of the City volunteered their time to play creatures, vampires and unsuspecting victims. Chad Cockrum and Mark Beal, who earned a national industry award for the 2009 and 2010 Halloween specials, directed and produced all segments outside of the actual movies. Below are some examples:
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About Channel 19
Shared by the City of College Station and the College Station Independent School District, Channel 19 is available to Suddenlink subscribers in Bryan-College Station, or via cstx.gov/cstv19, where programming is archived and streamed live. College Station videos also may be found at youtube.com/cityofcollegestation.