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for Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Contact: Kenneth Borden, 202. 671. 0057 Kenneth.Borden@DC.gov


Fenty, Office of Cable Television to Launch McKinley Technology High School TV Studio
Students Will Be Taught Television Production Skills

WASHINGTON –Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, Chancellor Michelle Rhee, McKinley Technology High School Principal David Pinder and Office of Cable Television Director Eric E. Richardson will host the official reopening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly modernized District Public Schools Television Production Studio. Located on the McKinley Technology High School Campus, the studio has undergone a complete renovation, and now offers a state-of-the-art production environment for the development and execution of programming to be featured on the District’s Education Access Channel DSTV.

“The new production studio will be an exciting portal for our talented DCPS students to voyage into the world of broadcast media. It will provide hands-on training in all aspects of the television production process,” said OCT Director Eric E. Richardson. “Students will gain valuable insight and experience as they prepare for their college and career success in communications.”

WHEN: Wednesday, February 6, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: McKinley Technology High School Campus, DSTV Studio, 151 T Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002


Adrian M. Fenty, Mayor, District of Columbia
Michelle Rhee, Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools
David Pinder, Principal, McKinley Technology High School
Eric E. Richardson, Director, District of Columbia Office of Cable Television
Students, McKinley Technology High School, District of Columbia Public Schools

OCT is the District Government Agency responsible for regulating cable television in the District, as well as the administration of the District’s Government Access Channels TV-16 and TV-13 and the District’s Education Access Channel DSTV. The mission of TV-16 is to provide information regarding the many programs, services and opportunities made available by the District of Columbia Government. The mission of TV-13 is to provide gavel-to-gavel coverage of the live and recorded activities of the DC City Council and its various committees. The mission of DSTV is to complement and reinforce the efforts of the District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor and the State Superintendent of Education to achieve improved student learning in every classroom, in every school, in every community; and, to ensure that all students are fully prepared for life after high school. Together these three channels are intended to provide District of Columbia residents access to the activities and processes of their government and public school system.

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