LTV, East Hampton’s public access television station, named Eric Glandbard its new executive director. He replaces Morgan Vaughan, who resigned last summer.
Glandbard was previously LTV’s general manager and co-director during the 1980s. He has been joined by Angela LeGreca, who serves as creative director.
LTV also announces several new shows, including a series it is co-producing with East Hampton Town on mental health issues on the South Fork and a series with environmental journalist Karl Grossman. It is also developing the Thousand Stories project, which will be composed of short documentary stories about community members.
As part of an effort to make the station more of a community resource, LTV plans to launch a new website, which will offer recent and archived programs, as well as links to town resources. The station also will create a Green Zone/Eco Hub, to gather resources dedicated to protecting the environment and will host a program about related local issues.
LTV will also offer free classes in mini-documentary production for the community. Stories created will be shown on the channel and available on the new website. The station’s refurbished second floor now holds a studio space, audio recording studio, sound booth, classrooms, offices, and spaces for community media creators, educators, students, and others.
“That’s what LTV has always been about: a place to meet our fellow community members and learn about their lives, the issues that concern them, the things that they love about this place,” Glandbard said in a press release.
Last year, LTV taped more than 260 government and school meetings, 360 shows in the studios, and dozens of events throughout town. For more information, visit www.ltveh.org.