Community Television

Guest Joe Heisler

I had great time talking to Joe about Community Television.  Joe is the host of “Talk of the Neighborhoods” on Thursday nights on the Boston Neighborhood Network (BNN) channel. We talked for about an hour and half about wide range of topics. 

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How campaigns can use Community Television.

I think that campaigns underutilize community television as a media outlet.  A typical program on community television is a local talk show hosted by a respected member of the community that focuses on a local issue. One of these programs is “Talk of the Neighborhoods” on Thursday nights on the Boston Neighborhood Network (BNN) channel.  I sat down with host Joe Heisler to talk about how campaigns can effectively engage with this media outlet.

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Joe's career

Joe Heisler has been involved with political campaigns since he was a young man growing up in South Dakota.  He worked on the 1972 McGovern for President campaign. When he first came to Massachusetts he was a political beat reporter for local neighborhood newspapers. Joe then jumped into community television and created his opinion show “Talk of the Neighborhoods,"  a required campaign stop for anyone running for office in the greater Boston Metro area.  In the first part of this interview, Joe talks about his early days in politics and a few of the more famous guests he has had on his show.

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How to set up an interview

Joe Heisler recommends that candidates cut their teeth on community access television interviews.  He talks about how the interview process works and how to book an interview.

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Preparing for interview

Interview can be a little bit intimidating for first time candidates. Joe walks use through how to prepare for an interview.

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Interview tips

It is always helpful to get the inside scoop.  Joe provides some practical tips for candidates on how to handle an interview.

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Two question for all campaigners
  • Name’s favorite campaign?

  • Name's advice for first time campaigners?

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